Network Technician, IT Salary

Male IT Network Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $19.41 per hour in the United States. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a majority earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$30,898 - $64,070
$31K
$45K
$64K
MEDIAN: $45,342
10%
50%
90%

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$14.24 - $29.07
$14
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.41
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,898 - $64,070  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,872  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$30,614 - $64,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.24 - $29.07  
   
Overtime
$21.01 - $45.01  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,872  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$30,614 - $64,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 134

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Job Description for Network Technician, IT

College degrees in computer science or information technology are generally not required for IT network technicians, though they are preferred by some employers. This position requires excellent knowledge of computer science, databases, information systems, and other related fields. Technical institute degrees or certificates are also preferred by employers, and years of prior experience as network technicians may also be required.

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Network Technician, IT Tasks

  • Install, monitor, and repair network infrastructure, including routers, switches, wireless access point, cabling, and related equipment and software.
  • Participate in disaster recovery and capacity management.

Common Career Paths for Network Technician, IT


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Though not the most common occurrence, IT Network Technicians sometimes become Information Technology Directors, where the average income is $103K per year. A common career progression for an IT Network Technician is to become a Network Engineer or an IT Network Administrator. Compared to IT Network Technicians, the first group earns $21K more on average, and the second group earns $4K more.

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Popular Skills for Network Technician, IT


IT Network Technicians seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Microsoft Active Directory, Internet Information Server (IIS), and Cisco Networking are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 5 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office. Those familiar with Cisco Networking also tend to know Windows Operating System General Use.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Technician, IT

Pay by Experience for a Network Technician, IT has a positive trend. An entry-level Network Technician, IT with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 157 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Network Technician, IT with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 67 salaries. An experienced Network Technician, IT which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 61 salaries. A Network Technician, IT with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 17 salaries.

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Key Stats for Network Technician, IT

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Network Technician, IT Salaries

▲25%

▲19%

▲13%

National Average
$44,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Network Technician, IT Salaries

Microsoft Active Directory
▲21%



Network Management / Administration
▲3%



▼0%

National Average
$44,000


Microsoft Access
▼4%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 20%
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