What does a Network Engineer do?

Network engineers are responsible for the implementation, planning, and coordination of security systems and software that protects the technological infrastructure found at a company or an organization. They build and maintain the daily operations of computer networks at their work sites and monitor and administer computer networks and related computing environments, including systems software, application software or hardware, and any and all relevant configurations.

Network engineers are also responsible for running disaster recovery operations and data backups if needed, and they help solve systems and software problems for users by troubleshooting to determine what the issues are. They can also determine an organization's software and hardware needs and install systems accordingly. They maintain a system of network and computer systems and run upgrades and maintenance, which includes the on-boarding of new users and granting of new permissions when necessary. Network engineers need a bachelor’s degree in computer science or related fields and between 5-10 years of experience in the network administration field.

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EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Network Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$76,515 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$50K
Median: $77K
$118K
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Network Engineer Career Path

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Read what Network Engineer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
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Networking Engineer
Mar. 20, 2021

“Good for fresher to work as a fresher it is a good start to gain knowledge”

NisumNisum
Network Engineer
Jul. 8, 2021

“Teamwork is central to everything we do here at Nisum and that includes our clients.”

Network Bulls
Network Engineer
Jun. 5, 2019

“I have spent less than 1 year in NB institute and got quality training and best friends.”

Cambay ConsultingCambay Consulting
Network Engineer
Aug. 5, 2021

“Good training and development with timely recognition....i love working here and wish to complete at least 5 years.”

HCL TechnologiesHCL Technologies
Network Engineer
Jun. 4, 2021

“Work life balance based on the client you get but it was good for me.”

WindstreamWindstream
Network Analyst
Jun. 7, 2020

“To a first time career or first time carrier enterprise career this is a great stepping stone.”

WindstreamWindstream
Network Engineer
Mar. 19, 2021

“The CEO currently promotes job hopping as a way to make any kind of compensation increase.”

Universal E-Business SolutionsUniversal E-Business Solutions
Network Engineering
Apr. 5, 2021

“Network Engineering can be a lucrative career path if you’re good at what you do.”

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