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Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Network Operations Center Engineers earn an average of $60K per year. In the world of Network Operations Center Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $39K and $90K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $8K and $13K, respectively. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$40,277 - $88,061
(Median)
$40K
$60K
$88K
MEDIAN: $59,515
10%
50%
90%

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$14.54 - $35.05
(Median)
$15
$24
$35
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,277 - $88,061  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,072  
Profit Sharing
$0.21 - $12,723  
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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$39,161 - $89,605  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 347
National Hourly Rate 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$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.54 - $35.05  
   
Overtime
$22.97 - $49.39  
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 - $8,072  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.21 - $12,723  
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).
)
$39,161 - $89,605  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 119

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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Windows 2003 Server, Linux, Network Support, and Network Management / Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Cisco Networking indicates knowledge of 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $50K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $62K. Network Operations Center Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $68K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $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%

Network Management / Administration
0%

Network Support
0%

Linux
0%

National Average
$59,000

Cisco Networking
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 11%