Network Technician, IT Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, IT Network Technicians earn an average of $45K per year. 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. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,980 - $71,307

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$11.28 - $26.37

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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.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,980 - $71,307  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,844  
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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$28,360 - $65,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 240
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.28 - $26.37  
   
Overtime
$15.40 - $39.20  
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.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,844  
   
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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$28,360 - $65,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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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Though some IT Network Technicians move into positions like Information Technology Director (where the average salary is $101K), this progression is not the norm. A common career progression for an IT Network Technician is to become an IT Network Administrator or a Network Engineer. Compared to IT Network Technicians, the first group earns $5K more on average, and the second group earns $21K more.

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Popular Skills for Network Technician, IT


Survey results show that IT Network Technicians use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Cisco Networking, Network Management / Administration, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Microsoft Access are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word, Internet Information Server, and Linux. A tool kit that includes Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking also typically contains Windows Operating System General Use and Cisco Networking. Those educated in Network Management / Administration tend to be well versed 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.


For IT Network Technicians, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $40K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $46K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, IT Network Technicians make a median salary of $54K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $58K.

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Experience Affects Network Technician, IT Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Network Technician, IT Salaries

Cisco Networking
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Network Management / Administration
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
0%

National Average
$43,000

Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Access
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Exchange
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 9%

Linux
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 19%
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