Earnings for Entry-Level Network Support Technicians come in at around $16.31 per hour on average. In the world of Entry-Level Network Support Technicians, overall income ranges from $25K 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. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by a majority. The majority of Entry-Level Network Support Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$29,774 - $54,427
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$40K
$54K
MEDIAN: $39,918
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$11.17 - $22.70
$11
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MEDIAN: $16.31
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,774 - $54,427  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,983  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,362  
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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$25,491 - $52,009  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 558
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.17 - $22.70  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$15.17 - $34.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,983  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,362  
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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$25,491 - $52,009  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 695

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,382

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Network Support Technicians that is 28 percent greater than the national average, San Diego offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Network Support Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+14 percent), Dallas (+13 percent), Columbus (+10 percent), and Seattle (+5 percent). In Baton Rouge, salaries are 18 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Miami and Phoenix also lean toward paying below-median salaries (18 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 210 votes.
075
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
16%
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Skills That Affect Computer / Network Support Technician Salaries

Windows Server 2012 R2
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Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 1%

Cisco Networking
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Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
0%

Linux
0%

National Average
$37,000


Network Management / Administration
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Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 6%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 6%

Customer Service
up arrow 9%

Novell NetWare
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 210 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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