Average Network Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a Network Engineer is $71,982.
MEDIAN $71,982
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$49k - $103k
$502 - $12k
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$491 - $9k
$500 - $20k
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$46k - $108k

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Job Description for Network Engineer

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 CACI International Inc where the average pay is $82,229. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include AT&T Inc. and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), earning around $78,164 and $77,153, respectively. Comcast Cable, Inc. pays the lowest at around $69,512. CenturyLink and Charter Communications, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $71,465 and $74,802, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Network Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Network Engineer
Sr. Network Engineer
Network Architect
Network Administrator
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Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Network Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Network Engineer

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 $56,261 based on 435 salaries. An early career Network Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,918 based on 3,595 salaries. A mid-career Network Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,620 based on 2,938 salaries. An experienced Network Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,392 based on 2,577 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $89,137.
Employees with Network Engineer in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 19.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (13.5% more) and New York, New York (7.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (2.2% less).

Years of Experience

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