Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer Salary

Male Network Operations Center Engineers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $60K annually in the United States. Cash earnings for Network Operations Center Engineers — which occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $23K from profit sharing — stretch from around $38K to approximately $88K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction for Network Operations Center Engineers is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,395 - $87,350
(Median)
$40K
$60K
$87K
MEDIAN: $59,615
10%
50%
90%

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$14.36 - $34.62
(Median)
$14
$24
$35
MEDIAN: $24.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,395 - $87,350  
   
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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$38,398 - $88,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 388
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.36 - $34.62  
   
Overtime
$22.50 - $48.77  
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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$38,398 - $88,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139
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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.

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Network Operations Center Engineers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Senior Network Engineer. The average Senior Network Engineer brings home $89K per year.

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Popular Skills for Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer


Survey results suggest that Network Operations Center Engineers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Windows 2003 Server, Network Support, Cisco Networking, and Network Management / Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Those proficient in Cisco Networking are, more often than not, 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $50K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $62K. On average, Network Operations Center Engineers make $70K following one to two decades on the job. For some reason, Network Operations Center Engineers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $68K.

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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
up arrow 3%

Network Support
up arrow 1%

Cisco Networking
0%

Network Management / Administration
0%

National Average
$58,000

Linux
up arrow 1%

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: 85% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 12%
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