Network Analyst Salary

For Network Analysts, yearly average wages total $59K annually. Total cash compensation for Network Analysts runs from $38K to $83K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $7K and profit sharing that can reach almost $11K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 88 percent of Network Analysts are male. For the most part, Network Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,412 - $82,541
(Median)
$39K
$59K
$83K
MEDIAN: $58,782
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$15.88 - $34.51
(Median)
$16
$23
$35
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,412 - $82,541  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,056  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $10,570  
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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$38,141 - $82,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 639
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.88 - $34.51  
   
Overtime
$21.35 - $49.38  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,056  
   
Profit Sharing
$993 - $10,570  
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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$38,141 - $82,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 204
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Job Description for Network Analyst

A network analyst is an information technology professional who specializes in the maintenance and upkeep of computer network systems. They are responsible for working together with (and assisting) network engineers and other computer professionals with the maintenance of all hardware, software, and peripherals within these system. Some of the analyst's specific responsibilities include the upkeep and monitoring of workstations, servers, and connectivity devices. They also handle the design, development, implementation and daily operation of their companies' network.

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Network Analyst Tasks

  • Evaluate vendor products and make recommendations for the purchases.
  • Plan and organize load configuration of central communication processor.
  • Coordinate company data communications network, cable installation, network system planning, monitoring, testing and servicing.
  • Troubleshoot network-related problems.

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Network Analysts may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Senior Network Engineer. The latter position pays an average of $89K annually.

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Popular Skills for Network Analyst


Survey results suggest that Network Analysts use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Lucky workers who know Network Architecture / Design can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 43 percent above average. Wireless Data Communications and IP Network are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 5 percent and 43 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Information Technology Support and Network Support. It is often found that people who know Network Management / Administration are also skilled in Cisco Networking.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $50K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $57K. Network Analysts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $64K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $69K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Network Analysts in Naples enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 52 percent above the national average. Network Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+18 percent), Boston (+17 percent), Pittsburgh (+17 percent), and San Antonio (+13 percent). Network Analysts' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Network Analysts in Greenville bring in salaries that are 26 percent lower than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Little Rock and Atlanta (24 percent lower and 18 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Network Analyst Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Network Analyst Salaries

Network Architecture / Design
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Network Management / Administration
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National Average
$57,000

Network Support
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Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 151 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 11%
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