Computer network technicians

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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 N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $24,389
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $22,730
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 Sex

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

Sex Median Income
Male $39,929
Female $49,949
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 (11 samples)

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

$40,000.00
Lowest Observed
$85,000.00
Highest Observed
$49,000.00
25th Percentile
$59,700.00
Average
$62,400.00
Median
$70,000.00
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 65
25 to 34 years 125
35 to 44 years 110
45 to 54 years 75
55 to 64 years 55
65 to 74 years 10
75 years and over 0
Total 445
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

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Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 155
Part Time 300
Total 455
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 Sex

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

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 365
Female 100
Total 460
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 430
Self Employed 15
Total 445
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 430
Unemployed 10
Total 445
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 15
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 110
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 15
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 185
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 10
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 145
Total 460
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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