Computer Network / LAN Analyst Salary
Men make up the majority of Computer Network Analysts in the United States, bringing in about $52K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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
- Establishes and implements LAN policies, procedures, and standards.
- Acquire, install, maintain and use the organization's local area network.
- Manage user accounts, configure user access to local area network (LAN) resources, and troubleshoot network and desktop connectivity problems.
- Write user and procedural documentation.
- Monitor LAN performance and security.
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. An IT Network Engineer role is the most common promotion for Computer Network Analysts moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $61K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Computer Network Analysts is a Network System Administrator position, where earnings are usually $52K.
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Popular Skills for Computer Network / LAN Analyst
Computer Network Analysts report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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, with boosts between 4 percent and 9 percent. Most people experienced in Microsoft Office also know Network Management / Administration.
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