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Average Network Engineer Salary at Cisco Systems Inc

$74,604
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$6,511
Bonus
$6,500
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The average salary for a Network Engineer at Cisco Systems Inc is $74,604.
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$58k
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$75k
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$125k
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What Do Network Engineers Do?

The top respondents for the job title Network Engineer are from the companies AT&T Inc., Charter Communications, Inc. and Comcast Cable, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at AT&T Inc. where the average pay is $83,351. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Booz, Allen, and Hamilton and Charter Communications, Inc., earning around $83,242 and $76,818, respectively. Leidos pays the lowest at around $69,776. Comcast Cable, Inc. and CenturyLink also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $70,140 and $70,554, respectively.

Career Paths

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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 Microsoft Active Directory, Network Support, Switching and Routing and Cisco Networking.

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 $61,523 based on 17 salaries. An early career Network Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,064 based on 36 salaries. A mid-career Network Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,413 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Network Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $107,869 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $114,000.
Employees with Network Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 55.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cary, North Carolina (0.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Durham, North Carolina (18.0% less), Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina (18.0% less) and Raleigh, North Carolina (16.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 90 survey responses.
Entry Level
18.9%
Early Career
40.0%
Mid Career
22.2%
Experienced
13.3%
Late Career
5.6%