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CCIE Salary – How much you can get if you pass Cisco CCIE Certification?

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CCIE Salary, Cisco CCIE salary. Many people have been searching these two words on OrhanErgun.Net for some time.

Many people also have been asking me, how much they can earn monthly if they pass Cisco CCIE practical/lab exam.

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I think the answer depends on many criteria. Since this post will be read by people all around the world, it is important to share some insights on the topic.

Before talking about dependencies, you should know some facts about the CCIE certification. Unlike CCDE, Cisco CCIE Certification is known by the recruiters very well as it has been posted as a job requirement for decades.

There are thousands of them in the world, especially Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching, the new name Cisco CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure certificate is around 50000+ people we are talking about.

At the beginning of his post, I said that CCIE salary depends on many criteria.

These are in general

  • Country
  • Position
  • Changing the company
  • Years of experience

Most probably there are other things that would affect the salary of the CCIE but these are my observations.

The country is important because even if you are CCIE and as a technical person (not as a manager or C level) if you work in Turkey, you can’t get more than 2500 USD on average.

If you work in GCC (Dubai, Qatar, Kuwait, etc.) you can get around 8-15k USD per month.

If you are living in Africa, even if you get CCIE, you won’t get more than 5000 USD as a technical person. (There are so many countries in Africa, but on average, almost all African country salaries are roughly the same)

The position is important because as I said above, as a technical person, you can get probably 2500 USD in Turkey but as a manager in an IT company let’s say, it can be around 6000usd.

This would be 20000- 25000 USD in GCC countries.

I won’t list each and every country’s CCIE salary here, but at the engineering level, CCIE salary would be around 6000 to 12000 USD in Canada, the U.S, Australia, Singapore as well.

These are the countries I am aware of. We have students all around the world and when we do an interview with them, these are real numbers.

Also, in general, people working in design and architecture position gets more salary than people working in Operation. So, you can expect a little bit higher salary with Cisco CCDE than Cisco CCIE certified person.

Changing the company: If you are working in a company for years, having CCIE won’t increase your salary suddenly if you stay in the same company.

In fact, many of my friends, students, after passing the Cisco CCIE exam, changed their job.

Last but not least, years of experience is important.

You can have 10 years of experience but probably stayed in the same company for 10 years and your domain knowledge is limited but you passed the CCIE exam somehow.

On the other side, there is a person with 10 years of experience but worked as a consultant and designed 10s of networks from the different domains (Enterprise, Service Providers, Telcos and so on), the second person would be preferred by the hiring managers even both of these people have CCIE.

And the second one would be offered a higher salary.

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Depending on country, position, years of experience, and whether you change the company after you pass the CCIE, the CCIE salary can change between 2000 USD to 20 000 USD.

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