7. Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA), $99,701
"Cisco's certification levels are Entry, Associate, Professional, Expert, and Architect," said Hales. "Those who obtain this Associate-level certification are typically network design engineers, technicians, or support technicians. They are expected to design basic campus-type networks and be familiar with routing and switching, security, voice and video, wireless connectivity, and IP (both v4 and v6). They often work as part of a team with those who have higher-level Cisco certifications."