Men represent the vast majority of IT Network Technicians in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $47K per year nationwide. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$30,437 - $68,588
$30K
$47K
$69K
MEDIAN: $46,903
10%
50%
90%

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$14.49 - $29.59
$14
$20
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,437 - $68,588  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,993  
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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$30,873 - $66,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 137
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.49 - $29.59  
   
Overtime
$21.03 - $45.55  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,993  
   
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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$30,873 - $66,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 124

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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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While IT Network Technicians do not often become Information Technology Directors, the job pays $103K per year on average. When IT Network Technicians are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Network Engineers or IT Network Administrators. Those roles pay an additional $19K and $2K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Network Technician, IT


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Active Directory, Cisco Networking, Internet Information Server, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Exchange, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. It is often found that people who know Cisco Networking are also skilled in Windows Operating System General Use.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Technician, IT

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $41K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $51K. For IT Network Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $55K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $53K.

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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
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Network Technician, IT Salaries




National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Network Technician, IT Salaries

Microsoft Active Directory
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
0%

National Average
$46,000



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Microsoft Access
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Microsoft Word
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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
5%
1-4 years
49%
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%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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