Average Sr. Network Engineer Salary

$100,403
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$8,001
Bonus
$17,000
Commission
$4,878
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The average salary for a Sr. Network Engineer is $100,403.
10%
$73k
MEDIAN
$100k
90%
$137k
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$73k - $137k
Bonus
$1k - $19k
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$1k - $17k
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$73k - $146k
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What Do Sr. Network Engineers Do?

Sr. Network Engineer Tasks
  • Install, configure and troubleshoot network architecture.
  • Monitor and diagnose performance issues with network architecture.
  • Design and implement business solutions using network equipment.
  • Design, write and update system documentation and network diagrams.

Job Satisfaction for Sr. Network Engineer

3.9 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Sr. Network Engineer are from the companies AT&T Inc., Cisco Systems Inc and Lockheed Martin Corp. Reported salaries are highest at Cisco Systems Inc where the average pay is $126,212. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Amazon.com Inc and AT&T Inc., earning around $115,021 and $101,867, respectively. CenturyLink pays the lowest at around $90,837. Lockheed Martin Corp and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $93,000 and $97,070, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Sr. Network Engineers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Network Engineers?

An entry-level Sr. Network Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $71,388 based on 6 salaries. An early career Sr. Network Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,162 based on 198 salaries. A mid-career Sr. Network Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,737 based on 819 salaries. An experienced Sr. Network Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,982 based on 1,617 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $106,247.
Employees with Sr. Network Engineer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 22.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (9.0% more) and Chicago, Illinois (6.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (0.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,418 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.2%
Early Career
5.8%
Mid Career
24.0%
Experienced
47.3%
Late Career
22.8%