Average Late-Career Sr. Network Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$104,762
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The average salary for a Late-Career Sr. Network Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $104,762.
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$78k
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MEDIAN $104,762
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$78k - $136k
Total Pay
$78k - $160k

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Job Description for Sr. Network Engineer

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.

Career Paths

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Sr. Network Engineer
Network Engineer
Network Architect
Information Technology (IT) Manager
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Sr. Network Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Network Engineer

An early career Sr. Network Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $92,337 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Sr. Network Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,936 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Sr. Network Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $112,320 based on 48 salaries.
Employees with Sr. Network Engineer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 22.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (15.4% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (14.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (2.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 76 survey responses.
Early Career
10.5%
Mid Career
26.3%
Experienced
63.2%