A CCNA is an information technology professional who received the Cisco Certified Network Associate credential. The CCNA credential validates skills using Cisco’s products and systems efficiently to employers. PayScale reported average starting salaries for a CCNA in a variety of information technology disciplines based on 12,375 CCNAs reporting their wages.
CCNAs with less than one year of experience earn an average starting salary of $42,478 per year. Starting hourly wages are approximately $15.30 per hour, according to 2,343 CCNAs reporting their hourly wages to PayScale. Those who earn overtime for working over 40 hours per week earn average overtime wages of $22.95 per hour.
Many employers offer additional compensation and benefits. According to the CCNAs reporting their wages to PayScale, those with less than one year of experience earn an average bonus of $1,986 per year. The average paid vacation time for CCNAs with less than one year of experience is 1.5 weeks per year.
CCNAs work in a variety of information technology occupations. Network administrators who obtained the CCNA credential earn an average salary of $50,358 per year. Network engineers earn an average salary of $62,766 per year and systems engineers earn an average salary of $61,447 per year.
The average salary increases as CCNAs gain professional experience. CCNAs with one to four years of experience earn an average salary of $50,708 per year and those with five to nine years of experience earn an average salary of $63,184 per year. Those with 10 to 19 years of experience earn an average salary of $80,521 per year and CCNAs with over 20 years of experience earn an average salary of $90,381 per year.