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Network Engineer Salary

The average salary for a Network Engineer is $67,412 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Network Architecture / Design is associated with high pay for this job.

$44,748 - $96,663
(Median)
$45K
$67K
$97K
MEDIAN: $67,411
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$16.65 - $45.39
(Median)
$17
$28
$45
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary 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$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$44,748 - $96,663  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,140  
Profit Sharing
$488.60 - $7,900  
Commission
$0.00 - $31,000  
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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$43,652 - $99,793  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 7,013
National Hourly Rate 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$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$16.65 - $45.39  
   
Overtime
$22.61 - $58.71  
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 - $10,140  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $31,000  
Profit Sharing
$488.60 - $7,900  
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).
)
$43,652 - $99,793  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,040

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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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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
$68,000


Skills That Affect Network Engineer Salaries


Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
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Switching and Routing
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VoIP
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Cisco Networking
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National Average
$68,000

Network Support
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Linux
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Network Management / Administration
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VMware ESX
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1432 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%
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