Computer Network Analysts who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up slightly more than half of Computer Network Analysts. Pay fluctuates from $36K to $81K per year, but expected earnings average $57K annually. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$37,191 - $86,809
(Median)
$37K
$57K
$87K
MEDIAN: $57,325
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$16.68 - $35.51
(Median)
$17
$27
$36
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$37,191 - $86,809  
   
Bonus
$350.00  
Total Pay (?
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$36,136 - $81,070  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$16.68 - $35.51  
   
Overtime
$36.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$350.00  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,136 - $81,070  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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.

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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


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Computer Network Analysts might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Senior Network Engineer, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably 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.

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Popular Skills for Computer Network / LAN Analyst


Job skills reported by Computer Network Analysts are limited. 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 proficient in Microsoft Office are, more often than not, also skilled in Network Management / Administration.

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Experience Affects Computer Network / LAN Analyst Salaries


Mid-Career
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National Average
$56,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Computer Network / LAN Analyst Salaries

Network Management / Administration
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National Average
$56,000

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Cisco Networking
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Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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