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Network Engineer Salary (United States)

A Network Engineer earns an average salary of $66,142 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Network Engineer Salary (?
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$44,006 - $94,905
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MEDIAN: $66,142
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Network Engineer Salary (?
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$16.38 - $44.94
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$44,006 - $94,905  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,047  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $7,898  
Commission
$0.00 - $22,468  
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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$42,978 - $98,318  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 6,383
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$16.38 - $44.94  
   
Overtime
$22.20 - $57.78  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,047  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $22,468  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $7,898  
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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$42,978 - $98,318  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 961
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Job Description for Network Engineer

Network engineers provide expertise in an important aspect of any business that uses a network of computers to communicate. This can be found in any office setting or companies with multiple terminals such as a nuclear power plant or waste water treatment facility. Their skills are very similar to that of an information technology specialist.
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Network Engineer 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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Network Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as a Network Engineer?
Network Engineer in Las Vegas:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: Not tied to a strict schedule. Access to a wide variety of technologies. Ability to learn and access to hardware and software for labs and training.
Cons: Low pay, below market average wages.

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Experience Affects Network Engineer Salaries

National Average
$67,000

Skills That Affect Network Engineer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%