Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer Salary
Men represent the vast majority of Network Operations Center Engineers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $59K annually nationwide. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Network Operations Center Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$40,195 - $84,139|
|Bonus||$400 - $7,079|
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|$39,051 - $82,265|
|Hourly Rate||$15.45 - $32.79|
|Overtime||$26.08 - $48.25|
|Bonus||$400 - $7,079|
|Total Pay (||$39,051 - $82,265|
Job Description for Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer
Network operations center (NOC) engineers are in charge of providing engineering support for network connectivity issues, as well as working as a liaison for carriers and other information technology (IT) technicians in their organization. They are responsible for solving and preventing data outages with wired and wireless system connection hardware. In addition, they communicate with the help desk, and other on-site system professionals to provide issue resolution in a prompt manner.Read More...
NOC engineers solve circuit outages, and and monitor device up time. They configure and install networking equipment as needed, as well as actively participate in upgrading projects for more efficient system support. Another task performed by NOC engineers includes performing maintenance in network hardware devices such as routers, range extenders, and switches. They also serve as the backup for the data communications analyst. Generally, NOC engineers report their progress to the operations manager or supervisor in their department.
These professionals should have strong interpersonal skills to handle client complaints, as they are generally the individual who handles issues that are escalated by other NOC technicians. They must be able to multitask and handle a variety tasks assigned by their supervisor. They must work effectively on their own, but also work well in a team environment.
A bachelor's degree in network administration, computer science, system engineering, or a similar field is required for this job. They must have working experience with system repair, engineering tasks, and other troubleshooting activities. They should have advanced organization skills, which are used to keep accurate inventory for computer replacement parts. In addition, previous experience with networking administration and protocols, as well as additional industry certifications, are often preferred. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer Tasks
- Monitor and maintain network and associated software, including responding to tickets.
- Work with other departments, contractors and staff to ensure network operations.
- Identify, categorize and respond to network problems.
- Manage changes, upgrades, improvements and integrations.
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Popular Skills for Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer
Network Operations Center Engineers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Windows 2003 Server, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Linux are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 13 percent. Those listing Help Desk / Desktop Support as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Switching and Routing and System Administration also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Cisco Networking also know Network Management / Administration.
Pay by Experience Level for Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer
Pay by Experience for a Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 215 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 132 salaries. An experienced Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 58 salaries. A Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 12 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
For Network Operations Center Engineers, working in the bustling city of San Jose has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Network Operations Center Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+26 percent), Raleigh (+15 percent), New York (+15 percent), and Austin (+12 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Network Operations Center Engineers is geography, with workers in Madison earning a whopping 24 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Phoenix (23 percent lower) and Boston (9 percent lower).
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