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.

$40,195 - $84,139
$40K
$60K
$84K
MEDIAN: $60,090
10%
50%
90%

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$15.45 - $32.79
$15
$23
$33
MEDIAN: $23.27
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$0$84K
Salary $40,195 - $84,139
Bonus $400 - $7,079
Profit Sharing $1,250
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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$39,051 - $82,265
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 211
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $15.45 - $32.79
Overtime $26.08 - $48.25
Annual Data $0$82K
Bonus $400 - $7,079
Profit Sharing $1,250
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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$39,051 - $82,265
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 104

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.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer


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As Network Operations Center Engineers transition into upper-level roles such as Senior Network Engineer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Senior Network Engineers earn $90K on average per year.

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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

National Average: $57,412

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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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Key Stats for Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer Salaries

▲58%

▲22%

▲7%

National Average
$57,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer Salaries


Windows Server 2012 R2
▲6%

Windows Server 2008 R2
▲4%

▲3%



National Average
$57,000


System Administration
▼8%

Switching and Routing
▼21%

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 13%