Network Technician, IT Salary

Men make up the majority of IT Network Technicians in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $46K per year. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$30,880 - $66,692
$31K
$46K
$67K
MEDIAN: $46,293
10%
50%
90%

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$14.47 - $29.51
$14
$20
$30
MEDIAN: $19.72
10%
50%
90%

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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
$30,880 - $66,692  
   
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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$30,877 - $66,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.47 - $29.51  
   
Overtime
$21.51 - $45.35  
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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$30,877 - $66,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 122

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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 some IT Network Technicians move into positions like Information Technology Director (where the average salary is $103K), this progression is not the norm. Network Engineers or IT Network Administrators are common next-step roles for IT Network Technicians moving up in their careers; annual pay for Network Engineers is $20K higher on average, and it's $3K higher for IT Network Administrators.

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Popular Skills for Network Technician, IT


IT Network Technicians seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Active Directory, Internet Information Server, Cisco Networking, and Network Management / Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office. Most people skilled in Cisco Networking are similarly competent in 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 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Network Technician, IT Salaries

▲22%

▲16%

▲10%

National Average
$45,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Network Technician, IT Salaries

Microsoft Active Directory
▲18%



Network Management / Administration
▼0%

National Average
$45,000



▼3%

Microsoft Access
▼6%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 19%
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