A Network Engineer earns an average salary of $69,718 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$45,345 - $100,064
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MEDIAN: $69,718
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$15.48 - $48.77
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,345 - $100,064  
   
Bonus
$291.32 - $11,945  
Profit Sharing
$191.53 - $9,153  
Commission
$0.00 - $28,000  
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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$43,329 - $102,809  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5,238
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.48 - $48.77  
   
Overtime
$22.61 - $61.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$291.32 - $11,945  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $28,000  
Profit Sharing
$191.53 - $9,153  
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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$43,329 - $102,809  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 892
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Job Description for Network Engineer

The work of network engineers revolves around their employers' computer network designs and implementations, and they are salaried instead of paid on an hourly basis. They generally work in offices to troubleshoot problems related to their company’s enterprise-wide network, and they must ensure that their systems' security and firewall software is up-to-date.

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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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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,612

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Network Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as a Network Engineer?

Network Engineer in Kirkland:
"Roberts review."
Pros: Nerf gun Wars. The ability to do my own thing most of the time and have my managers support.
Cons: Lack of organization at times. Missing payroll.

Network Engineer in Alpharetta:
"Commissioning Engineer."
Pros: Love the opportunity to travel world-wide. I love that I get to do what I went back to school to learn; working with routers and switches, and making sure the network does its job by communicating to all devices as specified. I meet all kinds of people to work with on projects, whom I learn from.
Cons: Sometimes there are delays that impact my work. There can be down time between assignments.

Network Engineer in Atlanta:
"Communication Commissioning Engineer."
Pros: Love the opportunity to travel world-wide. I love that I get to do what I went back to school to learn; working with routers and switches, and making sure the network does its job by communicating to all devices as specified. I meet all kinds of people to work with on projects, whom I learn from.
Cons: Sometimes there are delays that impact my work. There can be down time between assignments.

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.

What is it like working as a Network Engineer at General Dynamics Information Technology Inc?

Network Engineer in Chantilly:
"Decent company."
Pros: Panama shift schedule means days off while others are working, enabling for personal errands to be done while others are working. Friendly managers, working environment is satisfactory.
Cons: I have been promised multiple training and certification opportunities, only to never receive them. Each promise is made when I begin looking for a new company to work for, by now it seems a ploy just to keep me where I am.

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Experience Affects Network Engineer Salaries




National Average
$70,000


Skills That Affect Network Engineer Salaries


Cisco Networking
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Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
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Switching and Routing
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Linux
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National Average
$70,000

VoIP
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Network Management / Administration
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Network Support
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VMware ESX
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 738 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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