Network Technician, IT Salary

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 $45K per year. Total cash compensation for IT Network Technicians runs from $28K to $66K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $4K and profit sharing that can reach almost $6K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most IT Network Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,928 - $71,990
(Median)
$30K
$45K
$72K
MEDIAN: $44,919
10%
50%
90%

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$11.18 - $26.37
(Median)
$11
$19
$26
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
$29,928 - $71,990  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,863  
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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$28,205 - $65,945  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 246
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.18 - $26.37  
   
Overtime
$15.37 - $39.24  
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 - $3,863  
   
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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$28,205 - $65,945  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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 Network Technicians sometimes assume positions such as Information Technology Directors. That role pays $101K per year on average. 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


Survey results suggest that IT Network Technicians put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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 pay less than market rate include Microsoft Exchange, Linux, and Internet Information Server. 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.


IT Network Technicians generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average inexperienced worker earns $40K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $46K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $54K in this role. IT Network Technicians who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $60K on average.

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Experience Affects Network Technician, IT Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%



National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Network Technician, IT Salaries

Cisco Networking
up arrow 4%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 2%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
0%

National Average
$43,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 8%

Linux
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
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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