Average CCNP salary 2020


The CCNP, or Cisco Certified Network Professional, is a certification endorsing IT professionals who have the knowhow and skill to set up, configure and manage local and wide-area networks within an enterprise. CCNP certification takes you through video, voice, wireless and advanced security issues. Since the training module and examinations for the CCNP certification are rigorous, companies prefer to have CCNP-certified professionals on their teams, as their expertise has been verified. 

Ensuring smooth functioning of network systems is a necessity for any company, and CCNP professionals are qualified to handle both small and large networks. CCNP certification lets companies rest easy, knowing they have the right person for the job.

2020 CCNP certified professional median salary by city

In city-wise rankings, San Jose, California, takes top position. The city businesses pay generously for CCNP professionals. As evident from the PayScale statistics below, this city has the highest median salary for a network administrator with CCNP certification, followed by New York and Washington, D.C.

CityCCNP salary data
New York, New York$71,000
Chicago, Illinois$67,000
Atlanta, Georgia$64,000
Houston, Texas$65,000
Dallas, Texas$63,000
Washington, District of Columbia$69,000
San Jose, California$80,000

2020 CCNP certification median salary by experience

From PayScale figures, the average salary for a CCNP-certified network administrator is $59,762, but starts at $49,485 and ranges up to $70,644 as seniority increases. Salaries vary greatly with job roles, with a CCNP-qualified network engineer earning, on average, $74,191.

Needless to say, the salary offered increases as the years of job experience go higher. It is also very likely that the nature of projects handled by the candidate can be a decisive factor with regards to the amount of salary paid.

The salaries below reflect those of a network administrator:

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