Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician Salary

Network Operations Center Technicians in the United States take home approximately $19.33 per hour on average. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by years of experience and the individual firm. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men make up the vast majority of Network Operations Center Technicians (88 percent) who took the survey. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$33,904 - $67,731
(Median)
$34K
$46K
$68K
MEDIAN: $46,171
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$13.63 - $27.81
(Median)
$14
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,904 - $67,731  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,884  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$30,654 - $65,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 362
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.63 - $27.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$20.08 - $41.55  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,884  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$30,654 - $65,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 526
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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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Network Operations Center Technicians who go on to become Senior Network Engineers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Network Engineers is $89K annually. Network Operations Center Technicians typically move into roles as Network Engineers or Telecommunications Network Engineers, and those positions pay $20K more and $27K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician


Network Operations Center Technicians seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Customer Service, UNIX, and Computer Hardware Technician are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent, 16 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Troubleshooting, Cisco Networking, and Windows 2003 Server. Most people who know Network Support also know 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $41K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $50K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Network Operations Center Technicians make a median salary of $54K. Network Operations Center Technicians who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $61K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,249

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Network Operations Center Technicians, Chicago offers exceptional salaries, 25 percent above the national average. Network Operations Center Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+16 percent) and San Diego (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Tampa, which sits 21 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers in Orlando and Los Angeles also lean toward paying below-median salaries (20 percent lower and 12 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

Customer Service
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UNIX
up arrow 16%

Computer Hardware Technician
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Systems Troubleshooting
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Switching and Routing
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Network Management / Administration
0%

Linux
0%

National Average
$44,000

Network Support
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Windows 2003 Server
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Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

Cisco Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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