Entry-Level Network Technician Salary

The average Entry-Level Network Technician can expect to rake in roughly $18.04 per hour. Overall incomes of Entry-Level Network Technicians generally bottom out at around $28K and peak near $58K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $5K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Although approximately one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Network Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$30,050 - $58,843
$30K
$41K
$59K
MEDIAN: $40,959
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$12.40 - $25.52
$12
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.04
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$0$58K
Salary $30,050 - $58,843
Bonus $0.00 - $4,953
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,135
Commission $2,900
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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$28,441 - $58,421
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 314
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $12.40 - $25.52
Overtime $20.15 - $39.62
Annual Data $0$58K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,953
Commission $2,900
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $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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$28,441 - $58,421
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 388

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,567

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

Entry-Level Network Technicians will find that San Diego offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 28 percent. Entry-Level Network Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+12 percent), New York (+11 percent), Salt Lake City (+4 percent), and Boston (+3 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Entry-Level Network Technicians is geography, with workers in Indianapolis earning a whopping 26 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 17 percent less in Charlotte and 12 percent less in Houston, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Network Technician Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Network Technician in Seattle:
"Stay one step ahead."
Keep abreast of changes in technology.

Network Technician in Rockford:
"Things will change."
Take what you know and be ready to re-think it.

Network Technician in Adelanto:
"Learn."
Make sure you go to school and get an education in your field. Never stop learning more about what you do. Listen and ask questions of others with more experience.

Network Technician in Hill AFB:
"Very Demanding Job."
Learn and study as much as you can about the job requirements and description. I was mainly telecommunications at Hill AFB until my deployment which has brought me a lot of networking experience I will forever cherish and if it weren't for stepping up and learning everything I could I would be lost in this career field. The labor isn't physically intensive but it is very mentally intensive and everyday a new problem arises that you must be quick to respond to or an entire network can go down in the blink of an eye which is why its so important to be on top of the networks you oversee and to watch them closely for any issues that may arise.

Key Stats for Network Technician

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 132 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
17%
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Skills That Affect Network Technician Salaries

Telecommunications
▲8%

Wireless Data Communications
▲3%


Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▲2%


National Average
$41,000

Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
▼1%

Windows Server 2008 R2
▼1%

Network Support
▼2%


Windows 2003 Server
▼3%

Network Management / Administration
▼4%

Linux
▼7%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼9%

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
▼12%

Computer Hardware Technician
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 132 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 27%
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