According to InfoSec Institute, the average salary of a Cisco Certified Network Associate ranges from $39,195 to $118,830, as of 2014. The salaries vary based on the work location, experience and the job title of the CCNA. The city that provides the highest average salary ($95,183) is San Jose, Calif.
The CCNA is one of the most common entry-level certifications in the IT industry. CCNA credentials allow the person to install, configure and manage small- and medium-sized networks. Earning the CCNA credentials lets the person gain experience before landing a networking job. IT directors, senior network engineers and IT managers are some of the highest paid positions within the industry, while seniority normally entails a higher salary.