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

A typical Network Operations Center Technician in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $18.92 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to a solid majority, and most earn dental coverage. Network Operations Center Technicians are largely men, dominating the profession at 87 percent. Job satisfaction for Network Operations Center Technicians is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician Salary (?
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$32,789 - $67,537
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MEDIAN: $46,644
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Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician Salary (?
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$13.52 - $27.19
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,789 - $67,537  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,006  
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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$30,426 - $65,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 394
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.52 - $27.19  
   
Overtime
$17.85 - $40.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,006  
   
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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$30,426 - $65,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 456
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Job Description for Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician

Network operations center (NOC) technicians are in charge of monitoring critical network elements and engaging in proactive network systems monitoring. Troubleshooting is a daily task for a network operations center technician, and they also monitor the software, network, and signal strength from satellites. They also check CPU performances and network statuses. A network operations center technician works regularly with customers and must be able to troubleshoot all problems that may arise.
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Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician Tasks
  • Implement, maintain, and repair routing, IP switching, firewalls, and remote access protocols.
  • Create reports on up time, bandwidth usage, server utilization, and other key metrics.
  • Monitor automated and end user incident and outage reporting, troubleshoot, and resolve problems.
  • Provide direct customer support when required.

Common Career Paths for Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician

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It's not very common for Network Operations Center Technicians to move on to become Telecommunications Network Engineers. Typical pay for a Telecommunications Network Engineer is $71K annually. The most common next step for a Network Operations Center Technician is to become a Network Engineer or a Network Operations Center Engineer. The former position pays an additional $19K per year on average, and the latter position pays $13K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician

Network Operations Center Technicians generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in UNIX, Telecommunications, Network Management / Administration, and Systems Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows 2003 Server, Troubleshooting, and Linux. Those educated in Network Support tend to be well versed in Systems Troubleshooting and Cisco Networking.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $40K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $49K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Network Operations Center Technicians make a median salary of $53K. Network Operations Center Technicians who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $52K. A fair portion of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than one in ten, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$44,000
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Atlanta is home to an above-average pay rate for Network Operations Center Technicians, 17 percent higher than the national average. Network Operations Center Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+5 percent) and New York (+3 percent). Indianapolis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 14 percent. Employers in Phoenix and Austin also lean toward paying below-median salaries (13 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician Reviews

What is it like working as a Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician?
Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician in Denver:
"NOC technician."
Pros: I like getting a big picture overview of how the various systems of the company fit together.
Cons: I dislike situations in which we are unable to take corrective action and the lack of information-sharing between teams.

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Experience Affects Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician Salaries

National Average
$44,000

Skills That Affect Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician Salaries

UNIX
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Network Management / Administration
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Systems Troubleshooting
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$44,000
Network Support
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Cisco Networking
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Switching and Routing
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 153 votes.

Gender

Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
87%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 16%