Network Technician Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Network Technicians earn an average of $19.44 per hour. Cash earnings of Network Technicians can occasionally include $5K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $30K to almost $67K. While geography and years of experience impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,864 - $66,432
$31K
$44K
$66K
MEDIAN: $44,459
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$12.59 - $29.97
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MEDIAN: $19.44
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,864 - $66,432  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,089  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $5,135  
Commission
$550  
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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$29,670 - $66,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 532
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.59 - $29.97  
   
Overtime
$20.55 - $48.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,089  
   
Commission
$550  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $5,135  
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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$29,670 - $66,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 583

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Job Description for Network Technician

Network technicians work with vendors, programmers, and customers to aid with installation and troubleshooting needs. Some other key tasks that network technicians perform include (but are not limited to): troubleshooting hardware, software and network problems; configuring and installing operating systems; training users; installing and troubleshooting network cable infrastructure; and writing scripts and creating files to enhance operating systems. Network technicians should possess the following abilities: being able to effectively troubleshoot a wide range of problems; multitask; communicate well in person and over the phone with vendors and customers (who will inevitably have varying degrees of knowledge in the network technician's field); the ability to stay organized and prioritize tasks; and the ability to work alone and to work well with others.

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Network Technician Tasks

  • Maintain the LAN which includes daily monitoring for system failures, performing daily data backups and network performance tracking.
  • Diagnose wiring problems and resolve them.
  • Prepare price quotes for customers for standard PC hardware, software and peripheral equipment.
  • Analyze problems and define solutions for existing network issues.
  • Respond to troubleshoot and repair failures preventing customer access to critical applications throughout the organization.

Common Career Paths for Network Technician


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Network Technicians may progress into high-paying roles like Senior Network Engineer, where median compensation is $90K annually. Network Engineers or Network Administrators are common next-step roles for Network Technicians moving up in their careers; annual pay for Network Engineers is $22K higher on average, and it's $11K higher for Network Administrators.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Network Technician


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Network Technicians include U.S. Air Force (USAF), Comcast Cable, Inc., Windstream Communications, Inc., Amazon.com Inc, and CenturyLink. Those at Verizon Wireless can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $69K. Windstream Communications, Inc., Level (3) Communications, and Amazon.com Inc also offer top salaries for Network Technicians. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $62K, $60K, and $56K, respectively.

The smallest paychecks can be found at U.S. Air Force (USAF) — the median salary there is $42K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with salaries varying between $22K and $54K. Also approaching the lower end are Comcast Cable, Inc. at $47K, CenturyLink at $53K, and Charter Communications, Inc. at $53K.

Popular Skills for Network Technician


Network Technicians seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Telecommunications, Wireless Data Communications, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Cisco Networking are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 13 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Computer Hardware Technician, Help Desk / Desktop Support, and Windows Operating System General Use. Those proficient in Network Support are, more often than not, also skilled in Network Management / Administration and Cisco Networking.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Technician

Pay by Experience for a Network Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Network Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 724 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Network Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 292 salaries. An experienced Network Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 240 salaries. A Network Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 62 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,326

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Network Technicians, Sacramento offers exceptional salaries, 28 percent above the national average. Network Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+22 percent), Madison (+20 percent), Boston (+15 percent), and New York (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Indianapolis, which sits 30 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Workers in San Antonio and Orlando earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less and 5 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Network Technician

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 156 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Network Technician Salaries

▲44%

▲26%

▲8%

National Average
$43,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Network Technician Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 156 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 22%