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Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer Salary (United States)

Men represent the vast majority of Network Operations Center Engineers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $59K annually nationwide. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of Network Operations Center Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer Salary (?
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$40,098 - $88,926
(Median)
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59K
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MEDIAN: $59,148
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$15.02 - $35.39
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,098 - $88,926  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,910  
Profit Sharing
$6.00 - $4,350  
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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$39,438 - $90,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 301
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.02 - $35.39  
   
Overtime
$23.09 - $50.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,910  
   
Profit Sharing
$6.00 - $4,350  
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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$39,438 - $90,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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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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For Network Operations Center Engineers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Network Operations Center Engineers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Network Engineer.

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Popular Skills for Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer

Professional skills reported by Network Operations Center Engineers are few in number. Most notably, skills in Windows 2003 Server, Linux, Network Support, and Network Management / Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with 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.
Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $49K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $62K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Network Operations Center Engineers bring in $69K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $68K.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$58,000
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For Network Operations Center Engineers, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 28 percent greater than the national average. Network Operations Center Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+22 percent), Washington (+18 percent), New York (+11 percent), and Chicago (+9 percent). Miami ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 8 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer Salaries

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National Average
$58,000

Skills That Affect Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer Salaries

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$58,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 9%