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Average CCNA salary 2020

Introduction

The CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) is one of the most well-known entry-level certifications within the IT industry. Holding this credential proves your ability to install, configure, manage and support small- to medium-sized networks. 

A study by CompTIA found that 47% of SMBs see the IT skills gap growing. This IT skills gap is behind a large demand for network engineers, but most of these positions require some sort of hands-on experience. Many aspiring networking professionals find themselves asking the question: how can you get experience if you can’t get a networking job to start? The easy answer is to earn CCNA certification. The CCNA certification cost will more than likely be made up by the rise in pay that such a certification can provide.

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Earning your CCNA certification can be the career jump-start you were looking for, moving you from a standard help desk position into actual server rooms and networking closets. The best part is that there aren’t any prerequisites to sit for the exam!

In August 2020, the folks over at PayScale.com surveyed a group of 14,928 CCNA-certified professionals. PayScale found average yearly CCNA salary to be $78,284, depending on the participant’s location, years of experience and job title.

According to a 2018 study, the highest population of CCNAs are located in New York City, Chicago and Atlanta. In 2020, the city with the highest average CCNA salary (for an IT network engineer with five years’ experience) was San Jose, California, coming in at $94,000. You can take a look at each city’s respective median salary below:

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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Infosec Resources authored by Susan Morrow. Read the original post at: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/infosecResources/~3/iKH9DwrrvTQ/