A Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) is responsible for implementing, maintaining and resolving issues relating to local and wide area networks at the enterprise level. Certified professionals work in collaboration with specialists in areas such as advanced security, voice, wireless, and video solutions. They further have a strong understanding of routing protocols, LAN protocols, and WAN protocols.
As per ZipRecruiter, on average Cisco Certified Network Professionals earn about $109,353 per year in the United States. Salaries are as high as $179,000 and as low as $25,000. Currently, salaries are ranging between $65,000 (25th percentile) and $150,500 (75th percentile). The Indeed salary estimate states that salaries of CCNPs range from approximately $67,002 per year for a Network Administrator to $110,910 per year for a Data Center Technician.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor (BLS) expects 12% job growth in this field from 2012-2022. So, network professionals should be in great demand during the coming years.