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Network Technician Salary

The average salary for a Network Technician is $43,573 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$30,496 - $63,486
(Median)
$30K
$44K
$63K
MEDIAN: $43,572
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$12.29 - $29.34
(Median)
$12
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,496 - $63,486  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,867  
Profit Sharing
$246.58 - $3,477  
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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$29,520 - $65,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 668
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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.29 - $29.34  
   
Overtime
$18.04 - $45.36  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,867  
   
Profit Sharing
$246.58 - $3,477  
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).
)
$29,520 - $65,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 570

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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.

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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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VoIP
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Windows 2003 Server
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Network Management / Administration
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Switching and Routing
0%

National Average
$43,000

Troubleshooting
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Network Support
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Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
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Windows Server 2008 R2
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 249 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 17%