Generous salaries abound for Experienced Senior Network Engineers , with average pay above six figures ($98K) per year. Total cash compensation to Experienced Senior Network Engineers bottoms out near $74K and approaches $144K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $19K from bonuses and almost $15K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most Experienced Senior Network Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$72,947 - $132,825
(Median)
$73K
$98K
$130K
MEDIAN: $98,483
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$31.11 - $80.00
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$31
$55
$80
MEDIAN: $54.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$72,947 - $132,825  
   
Bonus
$1,526 - $19,060  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,830  
Commission
$16,210  
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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$73,914 - $144,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,181
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$31.11 - $80.00  
   
Overtime
$24.03 - $98.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,526 - $19,060  
   
Commission
$16,210  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,830  
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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$73,914 - $144,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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Although the highest salaries can be found at Cisco Systems Inc where median pay is $125K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $94K and $151K.

AT&T Inc. offers the lowest pay, with a median salary of just $105K. The pay scale doesn't vary widely, either; compensation ranges from $72K to $148K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $102,148

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Experienced Senior Network Engineers, 53 percent above the national average. Experienced Senior Network Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+24 percent), Los Angeles (+23 percent), Boston (+16 percent), and Washington (+15 percent). In Miami, salaries are 6 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Austin and Atlanta earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 4 percent.

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Skills That Affect Sr. Network Engineer Salaries


Switching and Routing
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Network Design
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Cisco Networking
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Linux
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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National Average
$102,000

Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
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Network Support
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VoIP
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Network Management / Administration
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Virtualization
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HTML
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VMware ESX
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Microsoft Exchange
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 167 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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