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

Pay for Network Operations Center (NOC) Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $18.92 per hour. Pay generally spreads from $13.52 per hour to $27.19. Residency and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A solid majority enjoy medical while most get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Men account for the majority of Network Operations Center (NOC) Technicians—87 percent to be exact. Most Network Operations Center (NOC) Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's 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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MEDIAN: $18.00
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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 (?
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$30,426 - $65,541  
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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  
PayScale
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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While not commonly found, Network Operations Center (NOC) Technicians who move on to become Telecommunications Network Engineers bring in an additional $27K annually. Network Operations Center (NOC) Technicians can earn $19,311 or $12,740 more per year when they move into roles as Network Engineers or Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineers, a common transition for those in the field.

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Popular Skills for Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician

Network Operations Center (NOC) Technicians seem to require a number of specific skills. UNIX and Telecommunications are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 17 percent and 11 percent respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows 2003 Server, Troubleshooting, and Linux. Most people skilled in Network Support are similarly competent 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.
Though starting salaries approximate $40K, they climb to $49K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $53K. Unfortunately, Network Operations Center (NOC) Technicians with considerable experience—two decades in the field—see paychecks plunge to $53K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise six percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$44,000
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For Network Operations Center (NOC) Technicians, Atlanta provides a pay rate that is 17 percent greater than the national average. Network Operations Center (NOC) Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+5 percent) and New York (+3 percent). With compensation 14 percent below the national average, Indianapolis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in Phoenix and Austin also lean toward paying below-median salaries (-13 percent and -11 percent, respectively).

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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
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Cisco Networking
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Job Satisfaction

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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%
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