Earning your CCNA 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, there aren’t any prerequisites to sit for the exam! Late last month, the folks over at PayScale.com surveyed a group of 8,137 CCNAs finding their average yearly salary ranged from $39,195 to $118,830, depending on the participants location, years of experience and job title.
According to the study, the highest population of CCNAs are located in New York City, Chicago, and Atlanta. The city with the highest average salary was San Jose, California, coming in at $95,183. You can take a look at each city’s respective median salary in the image below:
It should come as no surprise that the more experience you have, the more money you will make. You can see the Median Salary for a CCNA based off years experience below:
Finally, here’s a look at the job titles that have the highest median salary. You can see from the image below that IT Directors, Senior Network Engineers and IT Managers are compensated with the highest wages.
One particularly interesting finding of this survey is that women who hold the CCNA typically earn higher wages than their male counterparts, even though they only make up 6% of those who hold the cert. The average salary for a female CCNA ranges from $55,166-$90,642, while the average male salary falls between $53,514-$89,797.
The CCNA is a foundational cert for those seeking a high level networking profession, as well as one of the most highly sought after certifications in the industry as a whole. For more information on how you can start the process, fill out the form below for pricing on our CCNA Quad Certification course (which includes CCNA R&S/CCENT/CCNA-Security/CCDA certifications- all in 7 days!).
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) is a widely accepted industry certification. It was developed by Cisco Systems to identify the primary skills in installation and support of medium-sized networks. This certification authenticates the ability to install, configure, operate and troubleshoot routed & switched systems. The certified professionals use Wide Area Network (WAN) to establish a connection to remote sites.