Pay for Entry-Level Network Technicians sits in the ballpark of $18.14 per hour. Incomes of Entry-Level Network Technicians vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $5K cause paychecks to spread between $27K on the low end and $56K on the high end. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Network Technicians. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to one-fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,454 - $57,776
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$58K
MEDIAN: $40,483
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$12.00 - $25.03
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$12
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,454 - $57,776  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
Profit Sharing
$587 - $5,106  
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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$27,481 - $56,389  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 355
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $25.03  
   
Overtime
$18.55 - $39.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
   
Commission
$2,900  
Profit Sharing
$587 - $5,106  
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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$27,481 - $56,389  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 407
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,097

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Entry-Level Network Technicians will find that San Diego offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 29 percent. Entry-Level Network Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+23 percent), New York (+12 percent), Salt Lake City (+10 percent), and Chicago (+8 percent). In Charlotte, salaries are 16 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Columbia and San Antonio (12 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Network Technician Advice

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

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.

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Skills That Affect Network Technician Salaries

Wireless Data Communications
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Telecommunications
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Cisco Networking
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Switching and Routing
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Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
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Windows Server 2008 R2
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Linux
0%

National Average
$40,000

Network Support
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Windows 2003 Server
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Troubleshooting
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Network Management / Administration
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
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Computer Hardware Technician
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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