It's been about a year and a half since I posted a CCIE Salary blog post. The data is readily available with some searching, but I figured I'd post it here for reference.
Much of this data is collected based on individuals filling out questionnaires and surveys. The sample sizes aren't huge, but then again, there aren't that many CCIEs on the planet. As always, there are certainly some outlying data points that would skew this data set if included. I've heard of contractors with CCIE certifications making several hundred thousand a year. Those types of positions are few and far between, and for those of you landing gigs like that - congratulations! So without further adieu, here's the data..
First, I found this telling report on indeed that shows salary per search region. The locations are customizable, so I threw in some cities around the US to give an idea of the averages:
Also, Payscale has a great chart that shows average salaries per job role:
This data should be regarded as a small sample size of the "average" CCIE gig out there. If anything, this provides a glimpse into how much one can earn with these specific credentials. There are always unique cases that can blow away the average.
If you have some job salary data you would like to share, please post a comment.