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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Network Technician is $26.37.
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$18 - $36
$515 - $6,054
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$0 - $5,068
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$40,025 - $82,728
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What Do Network Technicians Do?

Network Technician Tasks
  • Maintain the LAN which includes daily monitoring for system failures, performing daily data backups and network performance tracking.
  • Diagnose wiring problems and resolve them.
  • Prepare price quotes for customers for standard PC hardware, software and peripheral equipment.
  • Analyze problems and define solutions for existing network issues.
  • Respond to troubleshoot and repair failures preventing customer access to critical applications throughout the organization.
The top respondents for the job title Network Technician are from the companies CenturyLink, Comcast Cable, Inc. and AT&T Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at AT&T Inc. where the average pay is $37.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Verizon Communications, Inc. and Comcast Cable, Inc., earning around $36.07 and $34.22, respectively. Windstream pays the lowest at around $25.00. Northrop Grumman Corporation and Cox Communications, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $25.70 and $26.86, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Network Technicians?

Skills in Network Support, Troubleshooting and Cisco Networking are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Hardware Technician and Network Management / Administration.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Network Technicians?

An entry-level Network Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.31 based on 388 salaries. An early career Network Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.16 based on 2,312 salaries. A mid-career Network Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.87 based on 1,180 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $28.
Employees with Network Technician in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 51.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Indianapolis, Indiana (13.7% more) and Denver, Colorado (6.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (9.5% less), Phoenix, Arizona (5.8% less) and Las Vegas, Nevada (5.2% less).

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