$71,335
Avg. Salary
$28.38
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,097

Bonus

$2,288

Profit Sharing

$3,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Network Engineer is $28.38 per hour.

The average pay for a Network Engineer is $71,335 per year.

$16.34
10%
$28.38
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$49.85
90%
MEDIAN $28.38
$47k
10%
$71k
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$103k
90%
MEDIAN $71,335
$47,348 - $102,877
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MEDIAN: $71,335
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$16.34 - $49.85
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Show Annual Salary Show Hourly Rate
$0$106K
Salary $47,348 - $102,877
Bonus $490 - $11,997
Profit Sharing $135 - $9,046
Commission $0.00 - $24,658
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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$45,080 - $106,958
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 9,366
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $16.34 - $49.85
Overtime $23.06 - $60.81
Annual Data $0$106K
Bonus $490 - $11,997
Commission $0.00 - $24,658
Profit Sharing $135 - $9,046
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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$45,080 - $106,958
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,587

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

  • 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.
  • Test and document system behavior, performance, and security.
  • Providing tier 4 support and network disaster recovery expertise.

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Pay by Experience Level for Network Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Network Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Network Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 2,918 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Network Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 2,231 salaries. An experienced Network Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 1,711 salaries. A Network Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 435 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,289

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

Network Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Network Engineer?

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 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.

Network Engineer in Greensboro:
"Love my job."
Pros: Team work amazing people nobody slacks.
Cons: Nothing at all everything is amazing.

Network Engineer in Detroit:
"Better Than Usual For Government Work."
Pros: There was regular communication with supervisor (I worked at a remote site). I always had what I needed to get my job done. Generally, it was a friendly atmosphere.
Cons: I would have liked to have spent more time at the Egg Harbor office but I signed up for the remote assignment - not bad at all.

Network Engineer in Hampton:
"More certs."
Networking is essential. I wish I started earlier.

Network Engineer in Atlanta:
"Network Engineer advice."
Study hard, work hard, and always keep learning.

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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Key Stats for Network Engineer

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1673 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Network Engineer Salaries

▲25%

▲15%

▲4%

National Average
$71,000

▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1673 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 13%