How much does a Network Engineer I make in the United States? The average Network Engineer I salary in the United States is $73,719 as of April 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $65,591 and $85,268. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Job Description for Network Engineer I

Network Engineer I assists in the installation and maintenance of network communications. Configures various network devices and services. Being a Network Engineer I troubleshoots the network issues within established guidelines. May assists network architecture design, feasibility and cost studies. Additionally, Network Engineer I must have knowledge of Internet, computer, routers, switches, firewall, etc. Typically requires a bachelor's degree of computer science, or engineering or its equivalent. Typically reports to a manager. The Network Engineer I works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. To be a Network Engineer I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. (Copyright 2022 View full job description

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Skills associated with Network Engineer I: Network Routers, Firewall Administration, IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), Enterprise Networks ...More

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