These Are The 10 States With The Highest Network Technician Salaries For 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 10 months ago
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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do network technicians get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for network technicians by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for network technicians by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for network technicians after this adjustment? That would be Computer Network Support Specialists.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. Georgia
  2. Texas
  3. Virginia
  4. Illinois
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Michigan
  7. Tennessee
  8. Delaware
  9. Arizona
  10. North Carolina

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for network technicians from the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $77690, so our index value would be:

$77,690 * (100 / 135.9) = $57,167

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for network technicians.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

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Detailed List Of Network Technician Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Georgia $78,993 $72,200 91.4
2 Texas $78,897 $71,560 90.7
3 Virginia $74,980 $75,580 100.8
4 Illinois $74,312 $70,300 94.6
5 Oklahoma $70,941 $63,280 89.2
6 Michigan $70,471 $62,720 89.0
7 Tennessee $69,742 $62,350 89.4
8 Delaware $69,595 $70,570 101.4
9 Arizona $69,377 $67,990 98.0
10 North Carolina $69,201 $64,980 93.9
11 Washington $68,659 $72,230 105.2
12 New Jersey $68,301 $83,260 121.9
13 Indiana $68,122 $60,970 89.5
14 Montana $67,579 $68,120 100.8
15 Alabama $67,192 $61,280 91.2
16 Colorado $65,799 $68,300 103.8
17 Kansas $64,527 $58,010 89.9
18 Missouri $63,528 $57,430 90.4
19 Pennsylvania $63,431 $64,320 101.4
20 Ohio $63,155 $59,240 93.8
21 Wisconsin $62,778 $60,770 96.8
22 Nevada $62,623 $64,690 103.3
23 Massachusetts $62,526 $83,410 133.4
24 Connecticut $62,333 $79,600 127.7
25 Iowa $62,208 $56,610 91.0
26 Kentucky $61,955 $56,070 90.5
27 Wyoming $61,851 $56,780 91.8
28 Nebraska $61,582 $56,410 91.6
29 Utah $60,666 $56,420 93.0
30 Minnesota $60,664 $61,150 100.8
31 New Mexico $59,088 $57,020 96.5
32 New York $58,702 $76,900 131.0
33 Florida $58,555 $57,560 98.3
34 Mississippi $58,521 $50,270 85.9
35 Maryland $57,952 $72,730 125.5
36 Arkansas $57,520 $50,100 87.1
37 California $57,167 $77,690 135.9
38 North Dakota $55,835 $55,500 99.4
39 South Carolina $54,808 $54,370 99.2
40 New Hampshire $54,487 $63,750 117.0
41 Louisiana $52,827 $50,080 94.8
42 Idaho $52,551 $48,400 92.1
43 West Virginia $51,552 $48,150 93.4
44 Oregon $51,453 $59,480 115.6
45 Alaska $51,029 $66,900 131.1
46 Maine $50,523 $55,980 110.8
47 South Dakota $47,126 $48,870 103.7
48 Rhode Island $41,607 $50,220 120.7
49 Vermont $41,238 $49,940 121.1
50 Hawaii $36,456 $61,210 167.9