The average salary for an Experienced Sr. Network Engineer with Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration skills is $101,354.
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Job Description for Sr. Network Engineer
Senior network engineers design and create computer networks within an organization and ensure that they are working properly. In some cases, they also maintain networks for third-party clients. The network should be balanced so that it works well and data flows easily; when networks are not functioning properly, the network engineer must use problem-solving skills to find a solution. It is also important to back up the systems so they can be easily restored. Some senior network engineers are r…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Sr. Network Engineer
Network Architecture / Design
Switching and Routing
IT Security & Infrastructure
Skills in Cisco Networking, Network Architecture / Design and Switching and Routing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include IT Security & Infrastructure 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 $86,912 based on 92 salaries. A mid-career Sr. Network Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,485 based on 276 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $104,619.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Sr. Network Engineer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 26.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (21.3% more) and Chicago, Illinois (14.5% more).
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