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Network Technician, IT Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, IT Network Technicians earn an average of $45K per year. Total cash earnings of IT Network Technicians range from $28K on the low end to $65K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $4K and $5K, respectively. 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. A fair number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,364 - $70,247
(Median)
$30K
$45K
$70K
MEDIAN: $44,510
10%
50%
90%

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$11.24 - $27.06
(Median)
$11
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,364 - $70,247  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,600  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $5,195  
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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$28,080 - $65,337  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 265
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.24 - $27.06  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $39.52  
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.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,600  
   
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $5,195  
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).
)
$28,080 - $65,337  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 244

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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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There are some IT Network Technicians — though it's uncommon — that transition into Information Technology Directors, where earnings are an average $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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Cisco Networking, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Network Management / Administration, and Microsoft Access are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word, Linux, and Microsoft Exchange. People who know Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking usually also know Windows Operating System General Use and Cisco Networking. Most people skilled in Network Management / Administration are similarly competent 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.


IT Network Technicians with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $39K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $46K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $54K in this role. 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 $61K.

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Experience Affects Network Technician, IT Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%



National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Network Technician, IT Salaries

Cisco Networking
up arrow 4%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 1%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 1%

National Average
$43,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 8%

Linux
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 18%