The average Network Engineer with Network Architecture / Design skills earns approximately $75K annually. In the world of Network Engineers with Network Architecture / Design skills, overall income ranges from $50K near the bottom to $113K at the top; this can include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. While the specific employer and tenure impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$50,471 - $108,015
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$50K
$75K
$110K
MEDIAN: $75,301
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$15.68 - $50.18
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,471 - $108,015  
   
Bonus
$404.52 - $14,551  
Profit Sharing
$992 - $9,696  
Commission
$11,100  
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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$49,739 - $112,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 997
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.68 - $50.18  
   
Overtime
$22.50 - $60.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$404.52 - $14,551  
   
Commission
$11,100  
Profit Sharing
$992 - $9,696  
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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$49,739 - $112,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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For Network Engineers with Network Architecture / Design skills, comfortable salaries can be found at AT&T Inc.; in fact, median earnings sit around $100K, the highest in the area.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Network Engineers with Network Architecture / Design skills do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $65K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $77K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Network Engineers with Network Architecture / Design skills make a median salary of $84K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $96K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,398

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Network Engineers with Network Architecture / Design skills, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 38 percent above the national average. Network Engineers with Network Architecture / Design skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+27 percent), Seattle (+27 percent), Dallas (+22 percent), and Philadelphia (+16 percent). Network Engineers with Network Architecture / Design skills in Indianapolis earn salaries far below the national average by 29 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Miami (7 percent lower) and Chicago (5 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Network Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$75,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 188 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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