Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Network Operations Center Engineers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $60K per year nationwide. Overall cash earnings for Network Operations Center Engineers stretch from $36K on the lower end to $88K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K from bonuses and $18K from profit sharing. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,540 - $87,474
(Median)
$41K
$60K
$87K
MEDIAN: $59,689
10%
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90%

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$14.61 - $34.65
(Median)
$15
$24
$35
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,540 - $87,474  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,124  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $18,000  
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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$35,913 - $88,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 423
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.61 - $34.65  
   
Overtime
$23.22 - $47.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,124  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $18,000  
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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$35,913 - $88,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 181
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Job Description for Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer

Network operations center (NOC) engineers are in charge of providing engineering support for network connectivity issues, as well as working as a liaison for carriers and other information technology (IT) technicians in their organization. They are responsible for solving and preventing data outages with wired and wireless system connection hardware. In addition, they communicate with the help desk, and other on-site system professionals to provide issue resolution in a prompt manner.

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Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer Tasks

  • Identify, categorize and respond to network problems.
  • Manage changes, upgrades, improvements and integrations.
  • Monitor and maintain network and associated software, including responding to tickets.
  • Work with other departments, contractors and staff to ensure network operations.

Common Career Paths for Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer


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A lot of Network Operations Center Engineers move on to become Network Engineers, that group gets paid a slightly higher $64K on average.

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Popular Skills for Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer


Network Operations Center Engineers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Windows 2003 Server, Network Support, Network Management / Administration, and Linux are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Switching and Routing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Windows Server 2008 R2 and System Administration also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Cisco Networking are also skilled in Network Support and Linux.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $50K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $62K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $69K. Network Operations Center Engineers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $68K.

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Experience Affects Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 18%


National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer Salaries


Network Management / Administration
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Network Support
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Linux
up arrow 2%

Cisco Networking
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National Average
$58,000

System Administration
up arrow 10%

Windows Server 2008 R2
up arrow 13%

Switching and Routing
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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