Entry-Level Network Technician Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Network Technicians is very modest at just $40K per year. Total incomes of Entry-Level Network Technicians incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $5K from bonuses and close to $4K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $26K and $56K. For the most part, Entry-Level Network Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — around one in five — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$29,384 - $55,612
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$56K
MEDIAN: $39,929
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90%

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$11.32 - $24.76
(Median)
$11
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,384 - $55,612  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,785  
Profit Sharing
$245.66 - $4,000  
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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$26,048 - $55,873  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 443
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.32 - $24.76  
   
Overtime
$17.11 - $38.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,785  
   
Profit Sharing
$245.66 - $4,000  
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).
)
$26,048 - $55,873  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 380
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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 Entry-Level Network Technician Salaries

Telecommunications
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VoIP
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Windows 2003 Server
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Cisco Networking
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Network Management / Administration
0%

National Average
$39,000

Troubleshooting
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Switching and Routing
up arrow 1%

Network Support
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 134 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 21%
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