Average Experienced Network Engineer Salary

$82,955
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,038
Bonus
$4,000
Commission
$2,457
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The average salary for an Experienced Network Engineer is $82,955.
10%
$59k
MEDIAN
$83k
90%
$118k
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Salary
$59k - $118k
Bonus
$880 - $15k
Profit Sharing
$520 - $9k
Commission
$509 - $20k
Total Pay
$58k - $125k

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Job Description for Network Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Network Engineer are from the companies Northrop Grumman Corporation, Charter Communications, Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Cisco Systems Inc where the average pay is $103,869. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include AT&T Inc. and Northrop Grumman Corporation, earning around $94,351 and $93,830, respectively. Charter Communications, Inc. pays the lowest at around $81,214. CACI International Inc and Verizon Wireless also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $85,988 and $87,429, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Network Engineer

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.

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 $57,038 based on 413 salaries. An early career Network Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,394 based on 3,527 salaries. A mid-career Network Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,086 based on 2,894 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $89,582.
Employees with Network Engineer in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 18.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (13.8% more) and Dallas, Texas (6.8% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 7,698 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.4%
Early Career
45.8%
Mid Career
37.6%
Late Career
11.2%