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Average Network Engineer with Switching and Routing Skills Salary

$74,926
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,446
Bonus
$2,000
Commission
$3,034
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The average salary for a Network Engineer with Switching and Routing skills is $74,926.
10%
$51k
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$75k
90%
$106k
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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, AT&T Inc. and Charter Communications, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at AT&T Inc. where the average pay is $99,014. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Charter Communications, Inc. and Verizon Wireless, earning around $81,255 and $80,296, respectively. Cisco Systems Inc pays the lowest at around $63,439. Leidos and CenturyLink also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $67,750 and $71,356, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Network Engineers?

Skills in Cisco Networking and Network Architecture / Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration, Network Support 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 $59,235 based on 101 salaries. An early career Network Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,997 based on 1,289 salaries. A mid-career Network Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,293 based on 1,068 salaries. An experienced Network Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,705 based on 788 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $89,690.
Employees with Network Engineer in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 24.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (16.0% more) and New York, New York (5.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (7.4% less) and Raleigh, North Carolina (3.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,559 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.8%
Early Career
36.2%
Mid Career
30.0%
Experienced
22.1%
Late Career
8.8%