What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »

Network Technician, IT Salary

Male IT Network Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $45K annually in the United States. 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. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A strong majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,156 - $71,008
(Median)
$30K
$45K
$71K
MEDIAN: $45,009
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$11.22 - $26.89
(Median)
$11
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,156 - $71,008  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,624  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,516  
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).
)
$28,106 - $65,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 258
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.
)
$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.22 - $26.89  
   
Overtime
$15.23 - $39.82  
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 - $3,624  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,516  
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).
)
$28,106 - $65,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 240
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: 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


While IT Network Technicians do not often become Information Technology Directors, the job pays $101K per year on average. It is quite typical for IT Network Technicians to transition into roles as IT Network Administrators or Network Engineers, where reported median earnings are $5K and $21K higher per year.

Network Technician, IT Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Network Technician, IT


Survey results suggest that IT Network Technicians put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Cisco Networking, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Network Management / Administration, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Exchange, and Linux. Those proficient in Network Management / Administration are, more often than not, also skilled in Cisco Networking and Windows Operating System General Use. A tool kit that includes Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking also typically contains Windows Operating System General Use and Cisco Networking.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Technician, IT

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many IT Network Technicians, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $39K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $46K. IT Network Technicians bring in $55K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $61K.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Network Technician, IT Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%



National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Network Technician, IT Salaries

Cisco Networking
up arrow 4%

Network Management / Administration
0%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
0%

National Average
$43,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 2%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 8%

Linux
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
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: 53% employee benefits None: 18%
ADVERTISEMENT