Network Engineer Salary

A Network Engineer earns an average salary of $70,147 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$46,132 - $101,678
$46K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,437
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50%
90%

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$16.15 - $49.12
$16
$28
$49
MEDIAN: $28.25
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$0$105K
Salary $46,132 - $101,678
Bonus $405 - $11,878
Profit Sharing $125 - $9,032
Commission $0.00 - $34,905
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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$44,310 - $105,072
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9,434
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $16.15 - $49.12
Hourly Tips $1.43
Overtime $23.19 - $60.71
Annual Data $0$105K
Bonus $405 - $11,878
Commission $0.00 - $34,905
Profit Sharing $125 - $9,032
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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$44,310 - $105,072
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,542

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: $70,445

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Network Engineer Reviews

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

Network Engineer in Cincinnati:
Pros: I love my job. My boss is very understanding and flexible. I enjoy working for a man who has been in the industry for more than 30 years.
Cons: No insurance. Low pay. I work very hard and feel I deserve more compensation.

Network Engineer in Sunnyvale:
"Management, stress level, perks, work load."
Pros: Opportunity to gain work experiences.
Cons: Over demand on project completion.

Network Engineer in Kirkland:
"Roberts review."
Pros: Nerf gun Wars. The ability to do my own thing most of the time and have my managers support.
Cons: Lack of organization at times. Missing payroll.

Network Engineer in Woodlawn:
"Corporate culture."
Pros:
Cons: The payment.

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 Atlanta:
"Communication 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 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
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1407 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

▲26%

▲17%

▲5%

National Average
$70,000

▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1407 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

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: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 12%