Computer Network / LAN Analyst Salary
Men make up the majority of Computer Network Analysts in the United States, bringing in about $56K per year. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn vision coverage. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
|Salary||$34,315 - $92,978|
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|Hourly Rate||$16.64 - $37.75|
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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
- 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
Many Computer Network Analysts move into a Senior Network Engineer role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $90K per year. As Computer Network Analysts progress in their field, many go on to become IT Network Engineers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $61K per year. Another common career choice for Computer Network Analysts is to move into a Network System Administrator role. Typically, Network System Administrators get paid $52K.
Popular Skills for Computer Network / LAN Analyst
Computer Network Analysts report a focused set of job skills. 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. Those familiar with Microsoft Office also tend to know Network Management / Administration.
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