Network Technician Salary

Men account for the majority of Network Technicians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $43K annually. Total cash compensation to Network Technicians bottoms out near $30K and approaches $66K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $5K from bonuses and almost $4K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by geography and tenure. Job satisfaction for Network Technicians is high. A strong majority enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,548 - $63,675
(Median)
$31K
$43K
$64K
MEDIAN: $43,349
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$12.39 - $29.86
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,548 - $63,675  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,922  
Profit Sharing
$250.83 - $4,385  
Commission
$400.00  
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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$29,531 - $65,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 851
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.39 - $29.86  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.22  
Overtime
$18.96 - $46.43  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,922  
   
Commission
$400.00  
Profit Sharing
$250.83 - $4,385  
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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$29,531 - $65,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 778
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Network Technician


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Network Technicians' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Senior Network Engineer. The average Senior Network Engineer brings home $89K per year. Network Technicians typically move into roles as Network Engineers or Network Administrators, and those positions pay $21K more and $10K more, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Network Technician


Comcast Cable, Inc., CenturyLink, U.S. Air Force (USAF), Verizon Wireless, and Windstream Communications, Inc. are top-notch employers for Network Technicians in this area. The biggest paychecks can be found at Verizon Wireless — the median salary there is $67K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $51K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $105K. Network Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks at CenturyLink ($65K), Level (3) Communications ($60K), and Amazon.com Inc ($56K).

U.S. Air Force (USAF) employees cannot expect much in terms of compensation — the median salary amounts to only $37K, 77 percent less than the top paying company. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Comcast Cable, Inc. ($48K), Windstream Communications, Inc. ($53K), and Amazon.com Inc ($56K).

Popular Skills for Network Technician


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Telecommunications, Cisco Networking, Switching and Routing, and Windows 2003 Server are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Help Desk / Desktop Support, Information Technology Support, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people who know Network Support also know Network Management / Administration and Cisco Networking.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $40K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $47K. Network Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $53K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $58K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,261

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

Network Technicians will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 32 percent. Network Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+29 percent), Houston (+14 percent), San Diego (+13 percent), and Denver (+7 percent). Trailing the national average by 11 percent, San Antonio is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Omaha and Las Vegas earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 4 percent.

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Experience Affects Network Technician Salaries




National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Network Technician Salaries


Cisco Networking
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Switching and Routing
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Windows 2003 Server
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VoIP
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National Average
$43,000

Network Management / Administration
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Troubleshooting
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Network Support
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Windows Server 2008 R2
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Linux
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Information Technology (IT) Support
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Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 282 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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