Entry-Level Network Technician Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Network Technicians is very modest at just $40K annually. The range in cash compensation to Entry-Level Network Technicians ($26K to $56K) includes potential earnings of $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Most Entry-Level Network Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by a majority. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,311 - $56,214
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$56K
MEDIAN: $40,318
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50%
90%

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$11.80 - $25.08
(Median)
$12
$18
$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
$29,311 - $56,214  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,946  
Profit Sharing
$254.34 - $4,880  
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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$26,286 - $56,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 519
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.80 - $25.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.22  
Overtime
$18.02 - $39.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,946  
   
Profit Sharing
$254.34 - $4,880  
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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$26,286 - $56,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 476
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,990

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San Diego offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Network Technicians, 30 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Network Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+25 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), Jacksonville (+10 percent), and Chicago (+6 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Atlanta, 15 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in San Antonio (13 percent lower) and New York (7 percent lower).

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

Telecommunications
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Windows Server 2008 R2
up arrow 5%

VoIP
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Cisco Networking
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Windows 2003 Server
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Switching and Routing
0%

National Average
$40,000

Network Management / Administration
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Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
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Network Support
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Troubleshooting
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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 160 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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