Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer Salary

An average Network Operations Center Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $59K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and the greater part collect vision insurance. There are far more male Network Operations Center Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 87 percent. Work is enjoyable for Network Operations Center Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,204 - $83,366
$41K
$59K
$83K
MEDIAN: $59,109
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50%
90%

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$14.34 - $33.85
$14
$23
$34
MEDIAN: $22.99
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$41,204 - $83,366  
   
Bonus
$250.00 - $7,790  
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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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$36,931 - $81,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 235
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.34 - $33.85  
   
Overtime
$20.36 - $47.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$250.00 - $7,790  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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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$36,931 - $81,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 116

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer


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Network Operations Center Engineers who transition into a Senior Network Engineer role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $90K per year.

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Popular Skills for Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer


Survey results suggest that Network Operations Center Engineers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Windows 2003 Server, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Linux are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 12 percent. Those listing Help Desk / Desktop Support as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Switching and Routing and System Administration also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Cisco Networking are also skilled in Network Management / Administration.

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

Pay by Experience for a Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 215 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 132 salaries. An experienced Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 58 salaries. A Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,815

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Network Operations Center Engineers that is 29 percent greater than the national average, San Jose offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Network Operations Center Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+25 percent), Raleigh (+14 percent), New York (+14 percent), and Austin (+11 percent). Network Operations Center Engineers in Madison report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 25 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Phoenix and Boston are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 23 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer Salaries

▲59%

▲23%

▲8%

National Average
$57,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer Salaries


Windows Server 2012 R2
▲7%

Windows Server 2008 R2
▲5%

▲4%



National Average
$57,000


System Administration
▼7%

Switching and Routing
▼20%

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 14%