Network Technician, IT Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, IT Network Technicians earn an average of $19.04 per hour. Total cash compensation to IT Network Technicians bottoms out near $28K and approaches $66K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $4K from bonuses and almost $7K from profit sharing. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,769 - $70,742
(Median)
$30K
$45K
$71K
MEDIAN: $45,199
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$11.84 - $27.88
(Median)
$12
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,769 - $70,742  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,888  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $6,845  
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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$28,366 - $66,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 218
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $27.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$12.50  
Overtime
$17.14 - $40.47  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,888  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $6,845  
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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$28,366 - $66,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 236
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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

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

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 $102K), this progression is not the norm. IT Network Technicians typically move into roles as IT Network Administrators or Network Engineers, and those positions pay $5K more and $21K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Network Technician, IT


IT Network Technicians report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Linux, Cisco Networking, Network Management / Administration, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Exchange, Internet Information Server, and Microsoft Word. Most people who know Network Management / Administration also know Cisco Networking and 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $40K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $46K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $56K in this role. IT Network Technicians who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $58K.

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Experience Affects Network Technician, IT Salaries




National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Network Technician, IT Salaries

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Cisco Networking
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Network Management / Administration
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National Average
$43,000

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Access
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Microsoft Word
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Microsoft Exchange
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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