The 10 States With The Highest Network Technician Salaries For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 1 month 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. Texas
  2. Georgia
  3. Washington
  4. Mississippi
  5. Virginia
  6. Colorado
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Oklahoma
  9. New Jersey
  10. Illinois

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 2018 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 $75640, so our index value would be:

$75,640 * (100 / 135.9) = $55,658

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.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Network Technician Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Texas $80,970 $73,440 90.7
2 Georgia $77,483 $70,820 91.4
3 Washington $77,252 $81,270 105.2
4 Mississippi $76,961 $66,110 85.9
5 Virginia $72,470 $73,050 100.8
6 Colorado $71,242 $73,950 103.8
7 Wisconsin $71,033 $68,760 96.8
8 Oklahoma $70,717 $63,080 89.2
9 New Jersey $69,639 $84,890 121.9
10 Illinois $69,587 $65,830 94.6
11 North Carolina $69,392 $65,160 93.9
12 Michigan $67,943 $60,470 89.0
13 Indiana $67,899 $60,770 89.5
14 Tennessee $66,185 $59,170 89.4
15 Wyoming $65,675 $60,290 91.8
16 North Dakota $65,030 $64,640 99.4
17 Ohio $64,925 $60,900 93.8
18 Utah $64,870 $60,330 93.0
19 Alabama $64,758 $59,060 91.2
20 Kentucky $63,966 $57,890 90.5
21 Pennsylvania $63,806 $64,700 101.4
22 Massachusetts $63,140 $84,230 133.4
23 Connecticut $62,552 $79,880 127.7
24 Florida $62,095 $61,040 98.3
25 Missouri $61,847 $55,910 90.4
26 Arizona $61,785 $60,550 98.0
27 Minnesota $61,636 $62,130 100.8
28 New Mexico $61,336 $59,190 96.5
29 Iowa $61,197 $55,690 91.0
30 Nebraska $61,015 $55,890 91.6
31 West Virginia $60,546 $56,550 93.4
32 New York $60,458 $79,200 131.0
33 Delaware $59,999 $60,840 101.4
34 Louisiana $58,702 $55,650 94.8
35 Maryland $58,454 $73,360 125.5
36 New Hampshire $58,299 $68,210 117.0
37 Maine $57,581 $63,800 110.8
38 Nevada $56,515 $58,380 103.3
39 Kansas $56,384 $50,690 89.9
40 California $55,658 $75,640 135.9
41 South Carolina $54,969 $54,530 99.2
42 Idaho $54,310 $50,020 92.1
43 Montana $53,501 $53,930 100.8
44 Arkansas $53,008 $46,170 87.1
45 Oregon $51,660 $59,720 115.6
46 Rhode Island $46,727 $56,400 120.7
47 South Dakota $46,364 $48,080 103.7
48 Alaska $45,758 $59,990 131.1
49 Vermont $42,584 $51,570 121.1
50 Hawaii $36,486 $61,260 167.9
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