Salary Report

Information Technology Job

Cisco
Network Professional

United States Location

Chicago - Gary - Kenosha
IL - IN - WI
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Salary Average

$81,181

Experience Requirement

5 Years and 3 Months

Raise +1 Year

$3,598 at 4.43%

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 5 Years & 3 Months: $81,181 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $65,276 & $97,085; and, 5% of Jobs top $119,970.

Number of Jobs :

Most Jobs are available closest to the Salary Average.

Fewer Jobs are available at Lower and Higher Salaries.

Salary End Points :

$15,080 = minimum wage annual salary in the USA.

$187,699 = annual salary for the highest paying IT Job in the USA at the Top 2.5% Experience and Top 2.5% Salary.

Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $127,403
5% $119,970
10% $111,401
25% $97,085
33% $91,337
50% $81,181
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 5 Years and 3 Months Experience.

Salary Range and Jobs

Percentage of Jobs within Salary Lows and Highs
Percent of Job Market Salary Range
Low Salary High Salary
10% $78,218 $84,144
25% $73,667 $88,694
33% $71,024 $91,337
50% $65,276 $97,085
67% $58,368 $103,993
95% $34,959 $127,403
Salary Average =

$81,181

Mid Point between each Low/High pair.

Percent of Job Market =

Number of Jobs with Salary between Low/High pair
÷
Number of all Jobs at 5 Years and 3 Months Experience.

= and

Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
4 Years and 3 Months $76,954 $4,227 at 5.49%
5 Years and 3 Months $81,181 $3,598 at 4.43%
6 Years and 3 Months $84,779 $3,132 at 3.69%

About Salary and Experience

Salary by Year :

Salary is lowest at entry level, increases rapidly with the first years of experience and approaches a ceiling as experience matures.

Salary and Experience Range :

Salary average rises with experience: $55,480 at the low experience of 1 Year and 2 Months; $81,181 at the average experience of 5 Years and 3 Months; and, $93,563 at the top experience of 9 Years and 5 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

11 Years and 1 Month = Top 2.5% Experience in the IT Job with the highest required experience in the USA.

Salary and Experience Range

95% of Jobs require Experience between the Low and Top
Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
Low 1 Year and 2 Months $55,480 $9,212 at 16.6%
Average 5 Years and 3 Months $81,181 $3,598 at 4.43%
Top 9 Years and 5 Months $93,563 $2,221 at 2.37%

Qualifications

Description

This position involves the technical design and/or management of local and wide area computer networks with a focus on installing, configuring and/or troubleshooting data, VoIP and/or wireless communication protocols, routers, switches, firewalls and/or other hardware.

Skills

The qualifications of this information technology Job:
Cisco,
Cisco, Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA), Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP), Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE), Cisco Certified Network Associate(CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Cisco Catalyst Switch, Cisco IP Phone, Cisco PIX, Cisco Router, Cisco VoIP, CiscoWorks or IOS;
Professional,
Analyst, Administrator, Architect, Engineer, Support or Technician.

Characteristics

A+ Skills
Additional IT skills and US Cities requested in some job descriptions:
Manager,
9% of job descriptions,
Project Leader, Project Manager, Supervisor, Team Leader or Technical Lead;
Graduate Degree,
3% of job descriptions,
Master of Science in Computer Engineering, Master of Science in Computer Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, MA/MS in Information Technology, MA/MS in Information Science, Master of Arts Degree, Master of Science Degree or Ph.D.;
VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol),
32% of job descriptions;
CISCO Certified Network Associate/Professional (CCNA/CCNP),
55% of job descriptions;
CISCO Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE),
35% of job descriptions;
CISCO Certified Design Associate/Professional (CCDA/CCDP),
9% of job descriptions;
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP),
4% of job descriptions;
Finance Industry,
11% of job descriptions,
Assett Management, Banking, Brokerage, Commodity Trading, Derivative Trading, Equity Trading, Financial, Insurance, Investment, Securities Trading, Stock Market or Wall Street
with
Business, Company, Corporation, Enterprise, Firm or Industry;
Financial Trading System,
3% of job descriptions,
Bloomberg, MarketData, Trading Application, Trading Platform, Trading Software, Trading Solution or Trading System;
Security Clearance,
8% of job descriptions;
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA,
14% of jobs;
Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV,
13% of jobs.

Location

Chicago - Gary - Kenosha, IL - IN - WI:

Illinois,
Addison, Arlington Heights, Aurora, Batavia, Barrington, Berwyn, Bollingbrook, Boone, Buffalo Grove, Burbank, Calumet City, Carol Stream, Carpentersville, Chicago Heights, Chicago, Cicero, Cook County, Crystal Lake, De Kalb County, De Kalb, Deerfield, Des Plaines, Downers Grove, DuPage County, East Chicago, Elgin, Elk Grove, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Evanston, Geneva, Glendale Heights, Glenview, Grundy County, Hanover Park, Harvard, Harvey, Highland Park, Hines, Hinsdale, Hoffman Estates, Homewood, Itasca, Joliet, Kane County, Kankakee County, Kendall County, Lake County, Lake Forest, Lansing, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Lombard, Maywood, McHenry County, Morris, Mount Prospect, Mundelein, Naperville, Niles, Norridge, North Chicago, Northbrook, Oak Brook, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Ogle, Orland Park, Palatine, Park Forest, Park Ridge, Plano, Riverside, Riverwoods, Rochelle, Rockford, Rolling, Romeoville, Rosemont, Schaumburg, Schiller Park, Skokie, St Charles, Streamwood, Tinley Park, Vernon Hills, Warrenville, Waukegan, Westchester, Wheaton, Wheeling, Will County, Wilmette, Winebago, Wood Dale and Woodridge;
Indiana,
Cedar Lake, Crown Point, East Chicago, Gary, Hammond, Hobart, Lake County, Lake, Merrilvilee, Merrilville, Portage, Porter County, and Valparaiso;
Wisconsin,
Kenosha County and Kenosha.

These locations are all included in the Chicago, IL metropolitan area as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).