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Average Network Engineer with Network Architecture / Design Skills Salary

$79,985
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,030
Bonus
$4,600
Commission
$3,013
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The average salary for a Network Engineer with Network Architecture / Design skills is $79,985.
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$55k
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$80k
90%
$115k
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$55k - $115k
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$993 - $15k
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$512 - $10k
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$52k - $120k
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What Do Network Engineers Do?

The top respondents for the job title Network Engineer are from the companies Cisco Systems Inc, CACI International Inc and Northrop Grumman Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Cisco Systems Inc where the average pay is $107,312. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include CACI International Inc and Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, earning around $90,000 and $86,501, respectively. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) pays the lowest at around $75,874. General Dynamics Information Technology Inc and AT&T Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $80,000 and $84,233, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Network Engineers?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration, Network Support, Network Management / Administration, Switching and Routing and Cisco Networking.

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 $59,960 based on 21 salaries. An early career Network Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,199 based on 395 salaries. A mid-career Network Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,437 based on 503 salaries. An experienced Network Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,788 based on 437 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $93,010.
Employees with Network Engineer in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 12.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (12.5% more) and Dallas, Texas (12.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (6.0% less) and Houston, Texas (3.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,565 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.3%
Early Career
25.2%
Mid Career
32.1%
Experienced
27.9%
Late Career
13.4%