Network Technician, IT Salary

A sizeable majority of IT Network Technicians in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $19.04 per hour. Total incomes of IT Network Technicians incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $4K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $28K and $66K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$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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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$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 it's uncommon, some IT Network Technicians move into roles as Information Technology Directors, where pay is an average $102K per year. When IT Network Technicians are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become IT Network Administrators or Network Engineers. Those roles pay an additional $5K and $21K, 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. Those educated in Network Management / Administration tend to be well versed in 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. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $40K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $46K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $56K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $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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