Network executives with senior-level titles fared particularly well when it came to pay raises, finds the 2004 Network World Salary Survey of 3,575 respondents, conducted by researchers King, Brown & Partners. Network executives reported an average base pay of $111,020 - a 5.6% increase over 2003 and well above the 2003 inflation rate of 2.3% that InflationData.com reported. Bonuses, too, look good, with network executives indicating they anticipate a 1.6% increase this year. While that might not sound like much, as senior managers, network executives already are at the top of the IT bonus scale. They estimate their average 2004 bonus will be a hefty $19,460.