Computer network technicians

National Occupation Code (NOC): 2281  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Computer network technicians establish, operate, maintain and co-ordinate the use of local and wide area networks (LANs and WANs), mainframe networks, hardware, software and related computer equipment. They set up and maintain Internet and intranet Web sites and Web-server hardware and software, and monitor and optimize network connectivity and performance. They are employed in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors. Supervisors of computer network technicians are included in this unit group.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Computer Master Console Operator
  • Computer Network Technician
  • Computer Network Technicians' Supervisor
  • Computer Operations Supervisor
  • Computer Tape Librarian
  • Data Centre Operator
  • Digital Computer Operator
  • Internet Web Site Technician
  • LAN (local Area Network) Administrator
  • LAN (local Area Network) Manager
  • LAN (local Area Network) Operator
  • LAN (local Area Network) Technician
  • Local Area Network (LAN) Administrator
  • Local Area Network (LAN) Manager
  • Local Area Network (LAN) Operator
  • Local Area Network (LAN) Technician
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Controller
  • Network Operator
  • Network Support Analyst
  • Network Support Technician
  • Server Administrator
  • System Administrator
  • WAN (wide Area Network) Administrator
  • WAN (wide Area Network) Technician
  • Web Site Administrator
  • Web Technician
  • Wide Area Network (WAN) Administrator
  • Wide Area Network (WAN) Technician
  • Computer Network Technician
  • Computer Network Technicians' Supervisor
  • Data Centre Operator
  • Internet Web Site Technician
  • LAN (local Area Network) Administrator
  • LAN (local Area Network) Technician
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Support Technician
  • System Administrator
  • Web Technician
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Technician

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for computer network technicians.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $32,445
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $52,396
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $62,040
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $65,406
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $64,725
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for computer network technicians.

Gender Median Income
Male $64,725
Female $67,000
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (23 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for computer network technicians.

$31,200.00
Lowest Observed
$120,000.00
Highest Observed
$55,000.00
25th Percentile
$68,387.30
Average
$62,400.00
Median
$78,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for computer network technicians

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 130
25 to 34 years 280
35 to 44 years 415
45 to 54 years 395
55 to 64 years 195
65 to 74 years 20
75 years and over 0
Total 1,435
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for computer network technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 335
Part Time 1,095
Total 1,440
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for computer network technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 1,070
Female 365
Total 1,435
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for computer network technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 1,375
Self Employed 50
Total 1,435
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for computer network technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 1,400
Unemployed 30
Total 1,435
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for computer network technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 45
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 300
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 25
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 620
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 30
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 420
Total 1,440
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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