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Average Network Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$73,235
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,826
Bonus
$2,000
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The average salary for a Network Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $73,235.
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$47k
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$73k
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$104k
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What Do Network Engineers Do?

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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 Network Support, Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration 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 $55,955 based on 6 salaries. An early career Network Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,275 based on 75 salaries. A mid-career Network Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,569 based on 37 salaries. An experienced Network Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,727 based on 42 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $80,000.
Employees with Network Engineer in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 22.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (17.0% more) and New York, New York (9.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (0.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 180 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.3%
Early Career
41.7%
Mid Career
20.6%
Experienced
23.3%
Late Career
11.1%