I have one job that pays $145k Cisco/Other Vendors DC and Switching
I just got one more paying $128k contract Cisco SAN
I have another I'm debating taking for $150k contract Cisco SAN.
I have another that just pays 93k + 12k bonus Cisco ASA.
I just got the last 3 jobs in the past 3 weeks or so since I decided to take on as many jobs as will hire me and I can do the work.
Each of these is a remote job so I work from anywhere whenever I want to.
I do not have a degree.
I am certified.
My advice is get certified and do the same thing as I did in 3-5 years from now.