Average Network Engineer Salary

$73,976
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,797
Bonus
$3,052
Commission
$2,948
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The average salary for a Network Engineer is $73,976.
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$50k
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$74k
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$107k
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$50k - $107k
Bonus
$692 - $12k
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$507 - $9k
Commission
$138 - $15k
Total Pay
$48k - $111k
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What Do Network Engineers Do?

Job Satisfaction for Network Engineer

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The top respondents for the job title Network Engineer are from the companies Cisco Systems Inc, AT&T Inc. and Charter Communications, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at AT&T Inc. where the average pay is $83,351. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Booz, Allen, and Hamilton and Charter Communications, Inc., earning around $83,242 and $76,073, respectively. Leidos pays the lowest at around $69,776. Comcast Cable, Inc. and CenturyLink also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $70,140 and $70,554, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Network Engineers?

Skills in Cisco Networking and Switching and Routing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration, Network Support and Network Management / Administration.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Network Engineers?

An entry-level Network Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $58,585 based on 310 salaries. An early career Network Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,864 based on 3,002 salaries. A mid-career Network Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,119 based on 2,474 salaries. An experienced Network Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,613 based on 2,120 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $91,005.
Employees with Network Engineer in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 21.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (13.3% more) and New York, New York (7.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (1.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 8,721 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.6%
Early Career
34.4%
Mid Career
28.4%
Experienced
24.3%
Late Career
9.3%