How much does a Network Engineer I make in the United States? The average Network Engineer I salary in the United States is $76,910 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $69,614 and $87,591. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Network Engineer I Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Network Engineer I Salary $62,971 US April 24, 2024
25th Percentile Network Engineer I Salary $69,614 US April 24, 2024
50th Percentile Network Engineer I Salary $76,910 US April 24, 2024
75th Percentile Network Engineer I Salary $87,591 US April 24, 2024
90th Percentile Network Engineer I Salary $97,315 US April 24, 2024
25% $69,614 10% $62,971 90% $97,315 75% $87,591 $76,910 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Network Engineer I need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Networking: Ability to maintain, build and expand a personal and business contact list to grow one's career and business opportunities.

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Network Infrastructure: Refers to all of the resources of a network that make network or internet connectivity, management, business operations and communication possible.

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Futures: Futures are derivative financial contracts obligating the buyer to purchase an asset or the seller to sell an asset at a predetermined future date and set price.

Networking 8.07%
Network Infrastructure 2.61%
Futures 1.65%
Others 87.67%

Job Description for Network Engineer I

Network Engineer I develops and deploys plans and designs of network systems that will meet an organization's requirements for performance, security, and compliance with relevant standards and regulations. Conducts network architecture design, feasibility, and cost studies. Being a Network Engineer I defines monitoring, maintenance, expansion, contingency, and recovery plans and strategies to ensure the network is responsive to changes in demand. Troubleshoots network issues and develops appropriate solutions, resources, and deployment processes. Additionally, Network Engineer I keeps informed of the latest technologies to enhance knowledge of networking hardware, software, and best practices. May be certified in vendor-specific products. Typically requires a bachelor's degree in computer science, electrical engineering or equivalent. Typically reports to a manager. The Network Engineer I work is closely managed. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. To be a Network Engineer I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Career Path for Network Engineer I

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For Network Engineer I, the upper level is Network Engineer II and then progresses to Network Engineer IV.

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Network Engineer I salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Network Engineer I, the highest Network Engineer I salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Network Engineer I salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Network Engineer I salary is in Miami, FL, where the Network Engineer I salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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