Entry-Level Computer / Network Support Technician Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Network Support Technicians sits in the ballpark of $16.27 per hour. Total incomes of Entry-Level Network Support Technicians incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $5K from bonuses and close to $6K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $26K and $52K. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While close to a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,755 - $54,948
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$55K
MEDIAN: $39,948
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$11.19 - $22.78
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,755 - $54,948  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,983  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,456  
Commission
$4,350  
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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$25,553 - $52,208  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 542
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.19 - $22.78  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$15.25 - $34.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,983  
   
Commission
$4,350  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,456  
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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$25,553 - $52,208  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 702
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,336

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San Diego offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Network Support Technicians, 28 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Network Support Technicians will also find cushy salaries in New York (+14 percent), Dallas (+13 percent), Honolulu (+11 percent), and Seattle (+9 percent). Miami is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 18 percent. Employers also pay below the national average in Houston (16 percent lower) and Phoenix (14 percent lower).

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 209 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
▲5%



Linux
▲1%

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
▼0%

National Average
$37,000

Network Management / Administration
▼1%





Microsoft Word
▼6%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼6%

Microsoft Exchange
▼7%

Customer Service
▼9%

Novell NetWare
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 209 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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