The average salary for a Network Engineer with Network Architecture / Design skills is $77,182.
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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. Network engineers must be knowledgeable of a variety of networking technologies, such as routing, cryptographic tunneling, firewalls, and…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Network Engineer
The top respondents for the job title Network Engineer are from the companies Cisco Systems Inc, AT&T Inc. and CACI International Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Cisco Systems Inc where the average pay is $103,447. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include CACI International Inc and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., earning around $90,000 and $90,000, respectively. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) pays the lowest at around $77,352. AT&T Inc. and Lockheed Martin Corp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $82,062 and $84,739, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Network Engineer
Switching and Routing
Skills that pay less than market rate include Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration, Network Support, Network Management / Administration, Switching and Routing and Cisco Networking.
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 $58,638 based on 27 salaries. An early career Network Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,061 based on 491 salaries. A mid-career Network Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,552 based on 608 salaries. An experienced Network Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,644 based on 562 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $90,443.
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Employees with Network Engineer in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 14.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (10.6% more) and New York, New York (7.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (9.7% less), Houston, Texas (3.3% less) and Austin, Texas (0.0% less).
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