$46,024
Avg. Salary
$19.59
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,597

Bonus

$800

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician is $19.59 per hour.

The average pay for a Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician is $46,024 per year.

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$0$67K
Salary $34,687 - $67,826
Bonus $0.00 - $5,416
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $3,200
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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$30,963 - $65,756
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 417
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $14.10 - $29.32
Overtime $20.32 - $44.24
Annual Data $0$65K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,416
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $3,200
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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$30,963 - $65,756
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 647

Job Description for Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician

Network operations center (NOC) technicians are in charge of monitoring critical network elements and engaging in proactive network systems monitoring. Troubleshooting is a daily task for a network operations center technician, and they also monitor the software, network, and signal strength from satellites. They also check CPU performances and network statuses. A network operations center technician works regularly with customers and must be able to troubleshoot all problems that may arise.

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Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician Tasks
  • Monitor automated and end user incident and outage reporting, troubleshoot, and resolve problems.
  • Provide direct customer support when required.
  • Implement, maintain, and repair routing, IP switching, firewalls, and remote access protocols.
  • Create reports on up time, bandwidth usage, server utilization, and other key metrics.

Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician Pay By Employer

$0$71K

CenturyLink
10 profiles
$47,840

$49,565

$54,826

$53,981

Common Career Paths for Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician


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While not commonly seen, Network Operations Center Technicians who transition into a Senior Network Engineer position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Senior Network Engineers is $90K per year. Career advancement for the typical Network Operations Center Technician often leads to becoming a Network Engineer or a Systems Administrator; median salaries in these positions are $22K higher and $13K higher, respectively.

Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician Job Listings

Popular Skills for Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician


Survey takers working as Network Operations Center Technicians report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in UNIX, Computer Hardware Technician, Telecommunications, and Linux are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 15 percent and 19 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Active Directory, and Windows 2003 Server. Most people who know Network Support also know Systems Troubleshooting and Cisco Networking.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician

Pay by Experience for a Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 416 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 136 salaries. An experienced Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 90 salaries. A Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 27 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

19%

14%

14%

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5%

-17%

National Average: $43,858

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Network Operations Center Technicians that is 31 percent greater than the national average, Chicago offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Network Operations Center Technicians will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+20 percent), Atlanta (+16 percent), Dallas (+15 percent), and Denver (+15 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Network Operations Center Technicians is geography, with workers in Indianapolis earning a whopping 22 percent below the national average. Employers in Houston and Cincinnati also lean toward paying below-median salaries (16 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician?

Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician in Dallas:
"Okay if you're looking for a stepping stone."
Pros: The people and the experience I'm obtaining, plus the benefits are amazing
Cons: Lack of management communication, rewarding lackluster efforts for brown-nosers, cultural differences are apparent and if you're not from India you're not taken seriously or paid appropriately, they're skirting around overtime laws by claiming Fluctuating Workweek Method of calculating overtime even though scheduled hours don't fluctuate.

Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician in Frisco:
"Not a great company but definitely a good stepping stone."
Pros: The people I work with are pretty great, and I'm getting lots of experience
Cons: Well below average pay, immediate management communication is severely lacking, no recognition for hard work, and they are trying to skirt around the law regarding overtime for salaried non-exempt employees who have set non-fluctuating weekly schedules.

Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician in Indianapolis:
"Secure, not enough improvement."
Pros: Collaborative environment and no on-call requirements helps me leave stress at the door.
Cons: No requirements/reward for technical improvement. You grow soft-skills and learn proprietary routines.

Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician in San Antonio:
"Satisfying."
Pros: No micro-managing
Cons: No job security

Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician in Cleveland:
"Great city."
Pros: It's a good city, typing more to increase minimum character length requirement.
Cons: Typing to increase minimum character length requirement.

Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician in Lakewood:
This is a fast paced environment. Always need to be aware and on point. Monitor networks as well as pipelines.

Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician in Denver:
"NOC technician."
Pros: I like getting a big picture overview of how the various systems of the company fit together.
Cons: I dislike situations in which we are unable to take corrective action and the lack of information-sharing between teams.

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Key Stats for Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 180 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician Salaries

▲41%

▲30%

▲17%

National Average
$44,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician Salaries

UNIX
▲17%


Computer Hardware Technician
▲13%

▲9%





National Average
$44,000


Windows Server 2012 R2
▼2%




Microsoft Active Directory
▼8%

Microsoft Office
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 180 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 18%