Median pay for Network Operations Center Engineers in the United States is around $59K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Male Network Operations Center Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. A large number have medical and dental plans, and the larger part have vision insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$41,318 - $82,766
(Median)
$41K
$59K
$83K
MEDIAN: $59,207
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$14.14 - $33.14
(Median)
$14
$23
$33
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$41,318 - $82,766  
   
Bonus
$251.68 - $7,835  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$35,859 - $81,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 252
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.14 - $33.14  
   
Overtime
$19.43 - $48.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$251.68 - $7,835  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$35,859 - $81,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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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 go on to become Senior Network Engineers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Network Engineers is $90K annually.

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Popular Skills for Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer


Network Operations Center Engineers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Windows 2003 Server, Network Management / Administration, Network Support, and Linux are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 10 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Switching and Routing and System Administration. Most people who know Cisco Networking also know 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.


Network Operations Center Engineers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $51K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $63K on average. For Network Operations Center Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $68K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $88K.

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Experience Affects Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 55%



National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer Salaries



Network Support
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Linux
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Cisco Networking
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National Average
$56,000

Windows Server 2008 R2
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System Administration
up arrow 8%

Switching and Routing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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