Network Technician, IT Salary

Men represent the vast majority of IT Network Technicians in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $45K annually nationwide. Cash earnings for IT Network Technicians — which occasionally include more than $4K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing — stretch from around $28K to approximately $66K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The majority of IT Network Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,902 - $71,624
(Median)
$30K
$45K
$72K
MEDIAN: $44,877
10%
50%
90%

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$11.18 - $26.67
(Median)
$11
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,902 - $71,624  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,955  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,568  
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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$28,319 - $66,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 254
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.18 - $26.67  
   
Overtime
$15.40 - $39.34  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,955  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,568  
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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$28,319 - $66,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | 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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It's not very common for IT Network Technicians to move on to become Information Technology Directors. Average pay for an Information Technology Director is $101K annually. The most common next step for an IT Network Technician is to become an IT Network Administrator or a Network Engineer. The former position pays an additional $5K per year on average, and the latter position pays $21K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Network Technician, IT


IT Network Technicians seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Cisco Networking, Network Management / Administration, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Word, and Linux. The majority of those 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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of IT Network Technicians. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $40K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $46K. IT Network Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $54K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $60K.

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Experience Affects Network Technician, IT Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%



National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Network Technician, IT Salaries

Cisco Networking
up arrow 3%

Network Management / Administration
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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National Average
$43,000

Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Access
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 6%

Linux
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Exchange
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 18%
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