Median pay for Entry-Level Network Support Technicians is around $16.34 per hour. In the world of Entry-Level Network Support Technicians, overall income ranges from $26K near the bottom to $52K at the top; this can include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Network Support Technicians is high. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in four — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,912 - $55,008
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MEDIAN: $40,085
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$11.16 - $22.39
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,912 - $55,008  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,993  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,302  
Commission
$5,098  
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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$25,599 - $52,130  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 514
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.16 - $22.39  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$15.19 - $33.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,993  
   
Commission
$5,098  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,302  
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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$25,599 - $52,130  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 638
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,542

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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Network Support Technicians, San Diego offers exceptional salaries, 24 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Network Support Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+13 percent), Dallas (+11 percent), Columbus (+8 percent), and Seattle (+5 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Baton Rouge, 18 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Miami and Houston (18 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively).

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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.

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Skills That Affect Computer / Network Support Technician Salaries

Cisco Networking
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Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Linux
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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National Average
$38,000

Computer Hardware Technician
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Network Management / Administration
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Windows Server 2012 R2
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Network Support
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Microsoft Exchange
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Microsoft Word
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Novell NetWare
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 199 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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