Network Technician, IT Salary

Men make up the majority of IT Network Technicians in the United States, bringing in about $19.25 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,745 - $62,077
$33K
$46K
$62K
MEDIAN: $45,854
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50%
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$14.23 - $29.39
$14
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $19.56
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$0$64K
Salary $32,745 - $62,077
Bonus $197.27 - $4,883
Profit Sharing $1,250
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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$31,167 - $64,202
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 118
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $14.23 - $29.39
Overtime $21.21 - $45.44
Annual Data $0$64K
Bonus $197.27 - $4,883
Profit Sharing $1,250
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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$31,167 - $64,202
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 123

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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 it's uncommon, some IT Network Technicians move into roles as Information Technology Directors, where pay is an average $103K per year. IT Network Technicians typically move into roles as Network Engineers or IT Network Administrators, and those positions pay $21K more and $4K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Network Technician, IT


Survey takers working as IT Network Technicians report using a large range of professional skills. 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, 4 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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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Q: What is it like working as a Network Technician, IT?

Network Technician, IT in Highland:
"Great Opportunity."
Pros: Growth, knowledge, independent and individual goal achievement.
Cons: 24/7, 365 environment and schedule. May propose an obstacle to people who cannot adapt to a non-traditional work hour/schedule.

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Key Stats for Network Technician, IT

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Network Technician, IT Salaries

▲25%

▲19%

▲13%

National Average
$44,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Network Technician, IT Salaries

Microsoft Active Directory
▲21%



Network Management / Administration
▲2%



National Average
$44,000

▼1%

Microsoft Access
▼4%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 19%
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