Getting CCENT certified is entry to your networking career and I personally didn't look out for salary when I got my first job. Look for a job which gives you more hands on on the devices because during your certificate preparations you are just grasping the concepts and may get some simulators. The real devices and getting to know how they connected to the network gives you more confidence and your way to step up the ladder. I started my career with a start up company which made me do end to end work i.e. from deployment till post-deployment troubleshooting. This later on helped me to crack the interview in Cisco.