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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 annually nationwide. Total cash earnings of Network Operations Center Engineers range from $39K on the low end to $89K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $8K and $13K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$40,399 - $87,556
(Median)
$40K
$60K
$88K
MEDIAN: $59,786
10%
50%
90%

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$14.36 - $34.86
(Median)
$14
$24
$35
MEDIAN: $23.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,399 - $87,556  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,129  
Profit Sharing
$0.14 - $12,822  
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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$38,528 - $88,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 358
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.36 - $34.86  
   
Overtime
$22.67 - $49.22  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,129  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.14 - $12,822  
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).
)
$38,528 - $88,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129

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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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Network Operations Center Engineers who transition into an upper level Network Engineer position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Network Engineer makes $64K a year.

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Popular Skills for Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer


Network Operations Center Engineers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Windows 2003 Server, Network Support, Cisco Networking, and Network Management / Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $50K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $62K. Network Operations Center Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $69K. 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 $67K.

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Experience Affects Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 15%


National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer Salaries

Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 3%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 1%

Network Support
up arrow 1%

Network Management / Administration
0%

Linux
0%

National Average
$59,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

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: 66% employee benefits None: 11%
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