Entry-Level Computer / Network Support Technician Salary

The average Entry-Level Network Support Technician can expect to rake in roughly $16.01 per hour. In the world of Entry-Level Network Support Technicians, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $3K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $26K and $52K. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Network Support Technicians. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, around one in four claim no health benefits at all. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$29,595 - $55,077
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$40K
$55K
MEDIAN: $39,985
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$11.27 - $22.64
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MEDIAN: $16.01
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,595 - $55,077  
   
Bonus
$25.00 - $5,062  
Profit Sharing
$0.33 - $2,959  
Commission
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,540 - $52,272  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 579
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.27 - $22.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$15.32 - $34.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$25.00 - $5,062  
   
Commission
$4,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.33 - $2,959  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,540 - $52,272  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 768

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,031

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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Network Support Technicians, San Diego offers exceptional salaries, 29 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Network Support Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+15 percent), Dallas (+14 percent), Honolulu (+12 percent), and Seattle (+10 percent). In Miami, salaries are 17 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Houston and Phoenix (15 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).

Computer / Network Support Technician Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Computer / Network Support Technician in Detroit:
"Starter Job, Not A Career."
Many jobs in this career field are very low level jobs. They are extremely repetitive jobs where you perform carefully defined functions, such as installing a certain piece of software in a certain way or getting support for an issue in a certain way. There are also few companies that provide a career path out of technical support. This is a field where one must create their opportunities, as few opportunities exist for those who aren't self-motivated to improve and learn new things. However, if you are the type of person who likes well-defined, repetitive tasks, you're interested in computers and you want a relatively high base salary for an entry-level position that requires nothing more than self-taught experience, this job is hard to beat in that respect.

Key Stats for Computer / Network Support Technician

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 233 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
16%
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Skills That Affect Computer / Network Support Technician Salaries

Windows Server 2012 R2
▲6%



Linux
▲2%

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
▲1%

Network Management / Administration
▼0%

National Average
$37,000





Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼5%

Microsoft Word
▼6%

Microsoft Exchange
▼6%

Customer Service
▼8%

Novell NetWare
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 233 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 25%
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