Average Network Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$71,070
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,069
Bonus
$10,000
Commission
$1,024
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Network Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $71,070.
10%
$45k
MEDIAN
$71k
90%
$103k
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Salary
$45k - $103k
Bonus
$985 - $12k
Profit Sharing
$976 - $5k
Commission
$0 - $10k
Total Pay
$43k - $112k

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Popular Skills for Network Engineer

Skills in 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, Network Management / Administration 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 $54,378 based on 8 salaries. An early career Network Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,444 based on 89 salaries. A mid-career Network Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,222 based on 53 salaries. An experienced Network Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,957 based on 42 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $89,000.
Employees with Network Engineer in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 23.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (16.9% more) and Seattle, Washington (13.7% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 213 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.8%
Early Career
41.8%
Mid Career
24.9%
Experienced
19.7%
Late Career
9.9%