Network Technician, IT Salary
Men make up the majority of IT Network Technicians in the United States, bringing in about $19.25 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$32,179 - $68,211|
|Bonus||$193.92 - $4,904|
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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).)
|$31,423 - $65,676|
|Hourly Rate||$14.45 - $29.21|
|Overtime||$21.13 - $45.25|
|Bonus||$193.92 - $4,904|
|Total Pay (||$31,423 - $65,676|
Job Description for Network Technician, IT
College degrees in computer science or information technology are generally not required for IT network technicians, though they are preferred by some employers. This position requires excellent knowledge of computer science, databases, information systems, and other related fields. Technical institute degrees or certificates are also preferred by employers, and years of prior experience as network technicians may also be required.Read More...
Generally, IT network technicians are responsible for maintaining their company's network systems by performing component installation, system updates, system repair/troubleshooting, and system testing. Although they are not required to program, general knowledge of various programming languages is often necessary in order to communicate effectively with software engineers and/or computer programmers. They must always keep their skills up-to-date to keep up with new technologies, as well.
Most, if not all, corporate systems need to run 24/7, so flexibility is required for those in this position. Network technicians may have to work days, evenings, nights, and/or weekends, depending on the employer. They may be required to travel to vendors' sites, such as Oracle or Cisco, to learn more about networks and general system operations.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are required for network technicians to work well with internal clients from different departments of their companies. They are often required to maintain computer databases to record issues and report related solutions, so knowledge of database programming is beneficial but not required. Finally, these technicians are required to attend team meetings to discuss issues, their solutions, and ongoing projects, and may train new employees, as well. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Network Technician, IT Tasks
- Install, monitor, and repair network infrastructure, including routers, switches, wireless access point, cabling, and related equipment and software.
- Participate in disaster recovery and capacity management.
Common Career Paths for Network Technician, IT
Though it's uncommon, some IT Network Technicians move into roles as Information Technology Directors, where pay is an average $103K per year. IT Network Technicians typically move into roles as Network Engineers or IT Network Administrators, and those positions pay $21K more and $4K more, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Network Technician, IT
Survey takers working as IT Network Technicians report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Microsoft Active Directory, Internet Information Server (IIS), and Cisco Networking are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 4 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office. Those familiar with Cisco Networking also tend to know Windows Operating System General Use.
Pay by Experience Level for Network Technician, IT
Pay by Experience for a Network Technician, IT has a positive trend. An entry-level Network Technician, IT with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 157 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Network Technician, IT with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 67 salaries. An experienced Network Technician, IT which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 61 salaries. A Network Technician, IT with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 17 salaries.
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