Computer Network / LAN Analyst Salary
Men make up the majority of Computer Network Analysts in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $55K per year. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Almost all get medical and dental insurance, and nearly all get vision plans, too. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$34,315 - $92,978|
|Total Pay (||$35,713 - $85,440|
|Hourly Rate||$16.64 - $37.75|
|Total Pay (||$35,713 - $85,440|
Job Description for Computer Network / LAN Analyst
Computer network/LAN analysts are tasked with analyzing the effectiveness of their company's computer networks and providing support to the employees who use it. End-users may be employees within the company or individuals outside it, such as customers, clients, and vendors, and they may use various diagnostic tools and computer programs to resolve network problems. They also check related applications and software and work with systems engineers to resolve hardware problems.Read More...
In addition to working internally, these analysts may also work with vendors (contractors) who may help design, develop, and maintain the computer network. They must maintain knowledge of common wireless and communication lines linking devices to the network and document all issues and resolutions, and strong verbal and written communication skills are also important in this position. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs is also required by most employers.
A bachelor's degree in computer engineering, computer science, or a related field is generally required for this position, and these analysts must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment. They should be able to work well under pressure to meet deadlines and stay up-to-date with new technology in the marketplace, and reading professional journals is highly recommended. They may also be required to attend conferences or ongoing education courses.
Computer Network / LAN Analyst Tasks
- Write user and procedural documentation.
- Monitor LAN performance and security.
- Manage user accounts, configure user access to local area network (LAN) resources, and troubleshoot network and desktop connectivity problems.
- Establishes and implements LAN policies, procedures, and standards.
- Acquire, install, maintain and use the organization's local area network.
Common Career Paths for Computer Network / LAN Analyst
Computer Network Analysts who move on to become Senior Network Engineers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Senior Network Engineers get paid an average of $90K per year. Becoming an IT Network Engineer is, more often than not, the most common role that Computer Network Analysts move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $61K. Another frequent advance is for Computer Network Analysts to assume a Network System Administrator role; in this role, workers often earn $52K.
Popular Skills for Computer Network / LAN Analyst
Survey results suggest that Computer Network Analysts put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Network Management / Administration, Cisco Networking, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Office are also skilled in Network Management / Administration.
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