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. Final cash compensation to Network Operations Center Engineers varies from around $38K to approximately $88K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K and $23K, respectively. Geographic location 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 greater part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$40,362 - $87,111

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$14.45 - $34.76

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,362 - $87,111  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,149  
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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$38,416 - $88,342  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 395
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.45 - $34.76  
   
Overtime
$22.63 - $48.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,149  
   
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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$38,416 - $88,342  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 143
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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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Many Network Operations Center Engineers move into a Network Engineer role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Network Engineers on average bring in a similar salary to Network Operations Center Engineers.

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Popular Skills for Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer


Survey results show that Network Operations Center Engineers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Windows 2003 Server, Network Support, Cisco Networking, and Network Management / Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $50K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $62K. Network Operations Center Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $69K. Network Operations Center Engineers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 18%


National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer Salaries

Windows 2003 Server
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Network Support
0%

National Average
$59,000

Cisco Networking
up arrow 1%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 1%

Linux
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

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: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 12%
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