The average pay for an Entry-Level Network Engineer is $60,511 per year.

$40,171 - $85,045
(Median)
$40K
$61K
$85K
MEDIAN: $60,511
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$14.73 - $40.15
(Median)
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$25
$40
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,171 - $85,045  
   
Bonus
$199.04 - $9,886  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,500  
Commission
$3,000  
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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$39,135 - $87,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,470
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.73 - $40.15  
   
Overtime
$21.64 - $52.62  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$199.04 - $9,886  
   
Commission
$3,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,500  
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).
)
$39,135 - $87,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 537
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,234

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Network Engineer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Network Engineer in Schaumburg:
"US Cellular is Great."
US Cellular is a fantastic employer, I am very pleased with how the company treats its employees.

Network Engineer in Dallas:
Always be willing to learn emerging technologies. IT is fast paced and if you're not staying ahead, you're falling behind.

Network Engineer in Gaithersburg:
"Have multiple streams of income."
Be open to other non-traditional opportunities outside of the IT Industry.

Network Engineer in Minneapolis:
"Don't give up - Never surrender."
The best way to learn is by breaking stuff. If everything always works the first time around then you are just doing things by the book and it makes it harder to go into a messed up situation and resolve problems.

Network Engineer in Indianapolis:
"Learn to troubleshoot."
Learn the basics inside and out and really understand from the bottom up HOW and WHY systems and protocols work the way they do. Once you know that learning new technologies is much easier and troubleshooting becomes more intuitive.

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Skills That Affect Network Engineer Salaries


Cisco Networking
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Switching and Routing
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Linux
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Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
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National Average
$60,000

Network Management / Administration
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Network Support
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VoIP
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VMware ESX
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 331 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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