Average Early-Career Network Engineer with Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$62,365
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$6,500
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The average salary for an Early-Career Network Engineer with Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration skills in Chicago, Illinois is $62,365.
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What Are Popular Skills for Network Engineers?

Skills in Network Architecture / Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Network Support, Network Management / Administration, Switching and Routing and Cisco Networking.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Network Engineers?

A mid-career Network Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $76,988 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Network Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,744 based on 6 salaries.
Employees with Network Engineer in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 17.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (15.6% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (9.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Raleigh, North Carolina (7.2% less) and Grand Rapids, Michigan (6.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 20 survey responses.
Mid Career
70.0%
Experienced
30.0%