The average pay for a Network Engineer, IT is $61,596 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Network Architecture / Design and Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration.
Network Engineer, IT Total Pay (?
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$40,350 - $88,103
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MEDIAN: $61,595
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Network Engineer, IT Total Pay (?
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$13.24 - $39.97
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,350 - $88,103  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,034  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $8,319  
Commission
$0.14 - $23,672  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,014 - $90,091  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,557
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.24 - $39.97  
   
Overtime
$12.21 - $58.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,034  
   
Commission
$0.14 - $23,672  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $8,319  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,014 - $90,091  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,557
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Job Description for Network Engineer, IT
Information technology (IT) network engineers are responsible for creating effective system networking solutions for their organization. They are in charge of designing more efficient computer network alternatives, as well as installing software applications that make faster connections between organizational servers and client machines. IT network engineers also solve interoperability problems and strive to increase end-user satisfaction. They upgrade networking equipment, as well as plan and use computer engineering solutions to decrease security risks.
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Network Engineer, IT Tasks
  • Providing tier 4 support and network disaster recovery expertise.
  • Test and document system behavior, performance, and security.
  • Plan, design, and troubleshoot local and wide area network infrastructure, including routers, firewalls, switches, gateways, DNS servers, DHCP servers, clustering solutions, and related hardware, software, and services.
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Pay Difference By Location
San Jose
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Washington
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New York
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Baltimore
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Houston
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Atlanta
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Chicago
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Huntsville
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Seattle
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Phoenix
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National Average
$61,000
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Dallas
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San Antonio
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Experience Affects Network Engineer, IT Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%
National Average
$61,000

Skills That Affect Network Engineer, IT Salaries

Cisco Networking
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Troubleshooting
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Network Management / Administration
up arrow 1%
National Average
$61,000
Network Support
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 276 votes.
Gender
Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 11%
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