Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician Salary

Median pay for Network Operations Center Technicians in the United States is around $19.01 per hour. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Network Operations Center Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Network Operations Center Technicians survey respondents than women, making up 89 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$33,604 - $67,498
(Median)
$34K
$46K
$67K
MEDIAN: $46,441
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$13.33 - $27.29
(Median)
$13
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,604 - $67,498  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,940  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $2,975  
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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$30,322 - $65,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 355
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.33 - $27.29  
   
Overtime
$18.47 - $41.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,940  
   
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $2,975  
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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$30,322 - $65,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 467
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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. Average pay for a Telecommunications Network Engineer is $71K annually. Network Operations Center Technicians moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Network Engineers or Systems Engineers. The median paychecks in those roles are $20K higher and $19K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician


Survey results show that Network Operations Center Technicians use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in UNIX, Telecommunications, Systems Troubleshooting, and Network Management / Administration are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 16 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cisco Networking, Linux, and Troubleshooting. It is often found that people who know Network Support are also skilled 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 $41K 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. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $52K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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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Systems Troubleshooting
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Switching and Routing
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Network Management / Administration
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National Average
$44,000

Network Support
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Troubleshooting
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Linux
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Windows 2003 Server
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 148 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 16%
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