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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 $43K per year. Total cash compensation for IT Network Technicians runs from $28K to $65K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $3K and profit sharing that can reach almost $5K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most IT Network Technicians. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$30,060 - $70,139
(Median)
$30K
$43K
$70K
MEDIAN: $43,349
10%
50%
90%

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$11.33 - $25.99
(Median)
$11
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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
$30,060 - $70,139  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,123  
Profit Sharing
$582 - $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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$27,974 - $65,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 309
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
$11.33 - $25.99  
   
Overtime
$16.03 - $39.09  
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 - $3,123  
   
Profit Sharing
$582 - $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).
)
$27,974 - $65,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 271
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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 $100K annually. 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 $6K and $22K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Network Technician, IT


IT Network Technicians report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Cisco Networking, Microsoft Access, Network Management / Administration, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Linux, and Microsoft Exchange. Most people skilled in Network Management / Administration are similarly competent in Cisco Networking and Windows Operating System General Use. Skill sets containing Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking also tend to include 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.


IT Network Technicians generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $38K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $45K. IT Network Technicians bring in $55K after working for 10 to 20 years. IT Network Technicians with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $59K.

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Experience Affects Network Technician, IT Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%



National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Network Technician, IT Salaries

Cisco Networking
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 1%

Network Management / Administration
0%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
0%

Windows Operating System General Use
0%

National Average
$42,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 6%

Linux
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 20%