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Network Technician, IT Salary

Men account for the majority of IT Network Technicians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $45K annually. Total incomes of IT Network Technicians incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $4K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $28K and $65K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A strong majority enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,178 - $70,145
(Median)
$30K
$45K
$70K
MEDIAN: $44,688
10%
50%
90%

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$11.20 - $26.94
(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
$30,178 - $70,145  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,649  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $5,345  
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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$27,991 - $65,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 261
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
$11.20 - $26.94  
   
Overtime
$15.25 - $39.61  
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 - $3,649  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $5,345  
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).
)
$27,991 - $65,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 238

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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. When IT Network Technicians are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become IT Network Administrators or Network Engineers. Those roles pay an additional $5K and $21K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Network Technician, IT


IT Network Technicians generally report applying a varied skill set 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 pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Linux, and Microsoft Exchange. The majority of those who know Network Management / Administration also know Cisco Networking and Windows Operating System General Use. Those who learned Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking also tend to know 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of IT Network Technicians. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $39K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $46K. On average, IT Network Technicians make $55K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $62K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Network Technician, IT Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%



National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Network Technician, IT Salaries


Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 1%

Network Management / Administration
0%

National Average
$43,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 8%

Linux
up arrow 8%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 12%

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
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 19%
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