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Entry-Level Computer / Network Support Technician Salary (United States)

A typical Network Support Technician can expect to take home roughly $14.99 per hour. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Network Support Technicians approaches anywhere from $23K on the lower end to $49K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $2K from bonuses and upwards of $3K from profit sharing. Although about one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a fair portion do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Most Entry-Level Network Support Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Entry-Level Computer / Network Support Technician Salary (?
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$25,738 - $50,562
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $36,881
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Entry-Level Computer / Network Support Technician Salary (?
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$9.92 - $20.76
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,738 - $50,562  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,464  
Profit Sharing
$31.09 - $3,248  
Commission
$305.21 - $9,433  
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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$23,013 - $49,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 725
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $20.76  
   
Overtime
$14.58 - $33.12  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,464  
   
Commission
$305.21 - $9,433  
Profit Sharing
$31.09 - $3,248  
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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$23,013 - $49,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 832
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New York
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New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Network Support Technicians, 19 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Network Support Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+15 percent) and Baltimore (+12 percent). Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 5 percent south of the national average.
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Computer / Network Support Technician Salaries

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
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Cisco Networking
up arrow 5%
Microsoft Exchange
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Network Management / Administration
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Computer Hardware Technician
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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National Average
$35,000
Network Support
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Linux
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Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Access
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Microsoft SQL Server
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HTML
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 293 votes.

Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 26%