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 $48K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$30,684 - $67,498
(Median)
$31K
$48K
$67K
MEDIAN: $47,928
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$14.34 - $29.27
(Median)
$14
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,684 - $67,498  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,993  
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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).
)
$30,896 - $65,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.34 - $29.27  
   
Overtime
$20.28 - $44.54  
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.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,993  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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).
)
$30,896 - $65,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 135
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Employers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Though it's uncommon, some IT Network Technicians move into roles as Information Technology Directors, where pay is an average $103K per year. IT Network Technicians typically move into roles as Network Engineers or IT Network Administrators, and those positions pay $19K more and $2K more, respectively.

Network Technician, IT Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Network Technician, IT


IT Network Technicians report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Active Directory, Cisco Networking, Internet Information Server, and Network Management / Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Microsoft Exchange. Most people who know Cisco Networking also know 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $42K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $51K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $55K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $53K.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Employers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Network Technician, IT Salaries




National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Network Technician, IT Salaries

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 17%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 2%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 1%

Network Management / Administration
0%

Windows Operating System General Use
0%

National Average
$46,000

Linux
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 7%




Microsoft Word
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 19%
ADVERTISEMENT