Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer Salary

A sizeable majority of Network Operations Center Engineers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $60K per year. In the world of Network Operations Center Engineers, overall income ranges from $39K near the bottom to $89K at the top; this can include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $23K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Network Operations Center Engineers is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$40,491 - $87,709
(Median)
$40K
$60K
$88K
MEDIAN: $59,673
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$14.52 - $34.66
(Median)
$15
$24
$35
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,491 - $87,709  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,193  
Profit Sharing
$0.21 - $22,510  
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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$38,825 - $88,755  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 377
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.52 - $34.66  
   
Overtime
$22.83 - $48.91  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,193  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.21 - $22,510  
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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$38,825 - $88,755  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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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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At the upper end, Network Operations Center Engineers who move into a Senior Network Engineer role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Senior Network Engineers is a much higher $89K per year.

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Popular Skills for Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer


Network Operations Center Engineers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Windows 2003 Server, Network Support, Cisco Networking, and Linux are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with Cisco Networking also know 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. For Network Operations Center Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $70K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $68K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 17%


National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer Salaries

Windows 2003 Server
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Network Support
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Cisco Networking
0%

Network Management / Administration
0%

Linux
0%

National Average
$58,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 11%
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