Network Technician, IT Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, IT Network Technicians earn an average of $19.38 per hour. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, IT Network Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,685 - $62,025
$32K
$46K
$62K
MEDIAN: $45,669
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50%
90%

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$14.10 - $29.48
$14
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.38
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$0$64K
Salary $31,685 - $62,025
Bonus $200.00 - $4,861
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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$30,733 - $64,561
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 117
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $14.10 - $29.48
Overtime $20.93 - $45.18
Annual Data $0$64K
Bonus $200.00 - $4,861
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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$30,733 - $64,561
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 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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It's not very common for IT Network Technicians to move on to become Information Technology Directors. Average pay for an Information Technology Director is $103K annually. 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 results imply that IT Network Technicians deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. 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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office. Most people experienced in Cisco Networking also 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 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Network Technician, IT Salaries

▲24%

▲18%

▲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 37 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 17%
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