Average Network Engineer with Switching and Routing Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Network Engineer with Switching and Routing skills is $73,404.
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Job Description for Network Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Network Engineer are from the companies Cisco Systems Inc, AT&T Inc. and Comcast Cable, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Verizon Wireless where the average pay is $81,103. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include AT&T Inc. and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), earning around $80,000 and $77,506, respectively. Cisco Systems Inc pays the lowest at around $62,474. CenturyLink and Comcast Cable, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $69,475 and $71,329, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Network Engineer

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.

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 $57,292 based on 114 salaries. An early career Network Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,140 based on 1,397 salaries. A mid-career Network Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,770 based on 1,153 salaries. An experienced Network Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,558 based on 928 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $90,569.
Employees with Network Engineer in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 22.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (16.9% more) and New York, New York (5.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (4.6% less) and Chicago, Illinois (0.5% less).

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