Network Operations Center Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $59K per year on average. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the vast majority of Network Operations Center Engineers (87 percent) who took the survey. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$41,746 - $82,570
$42K
$59K
$83K
MEDIAN: $58,986
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50%
90%

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$14.41 - $33.35
$14
$22
$33
MEDIAN: $22.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$41,746 - $82,570  
   
Bonus
$202.73 - $7,576  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$36,812 - $81,083  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 244
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.41 - $33.35  
   
Overtime
$21.29 - $47.73  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$202.73 - $7,576  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$36,812 - $81,083  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 123

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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' 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 $90K per year.

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Popular Skills for Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Windows 2003 Server, Network Management / Administration, Network Support, and Windows Server 2008 R2 are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 14 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

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


For many Network Operations Center Engineers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $51K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $61K. Network Operations Center Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $70K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $90K.

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Key Stats for Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer Salaries




Windows Server 2008 R2
up arrow 3%

National Average
$56,000

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System Administration
up arrow 8%

Switching and Routing
up arrow 20%

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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