Average Early-Career Sr. Network Engineer with Switching and Routing Skills Salary

$87,856
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$6,214
Bonus
$7,650
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The average salary for an Early-Career Sr. Network Engineer with Switching and Routing skills is $87,856.
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$63k
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$88k
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$121k
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MEDIAN $87,856
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United States (change)
Salary
$63k - $121k
Bonus
$125 - $15k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $10k
Total Pay
$63k - $128k

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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

Explore the most common career paths for Sr. Network Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
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 Network Architecture / Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Network Support, Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration, Network Management / Administration and Cisco Networking.

Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Network Engineer

A mid-career Sr. Network Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $98,635 based on 356 salaries. An experienced Sr. Network Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $105,177 based on 694 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $107,437.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Sr. Network Engineer in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 4.1% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Boca Raton, Florida (16.4% less) and Chicago, Illinois (8.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,339 survey responses.
Mid Career
26.6%
Experienced
51.8%
Late Career
21.6%