Network Analyst Salary (United States)

The average Network Analyst in the United States earns approximately $56,560 annually. Pay ranges from $38,067 on the low end to $80,820 per year on the higher side. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a strong majority, and more than half earn vision coverage. The vast majority of Network Analysts (87 percent) are men. The majority of Network Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Network Analyst Salary (?
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$39,210 - $81,872
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MEDIAN: $56,947
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Network Analyst Salary (?
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$15.33 - $33.30
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,210 - $81,872  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,336  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $14,544  
Total Pay (?
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$38,067 - $80,820  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 547
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.33 - $33.30  
   
Overtime
$20.27 - $49.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,336  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $14,544  
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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$38,067 - $80,820  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 139
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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.

Common Career Paths for Network Analyst

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For Network Analysts, career progression may result in a considerable increase in compensation. Typically, a Sr. Network Engineer, an upper-level role, can earn an extra $31K annually than those further down the career ladder.

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Popular Skills for Network Analyst

Network Analysts report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Network Architecture / Design, Wireless Data Communications, and IP Network are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 45 percent, 10 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Most people who know Network Management / Administration also know Cisco Networking.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Network Analysts, experience is not a major factor in determining pay, and incremental pay growth is standard. At career start, salaries are typically $50K, which grow to $56K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $63K after 10 to 20 years. Salary increase slows as Network Analysts pass 20 years in their field, with average salaries hovering around $68K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. More than half of respondents report one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$57,000
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Naples is home to an above-average pay rate for Network Analysts, 54 percent higher than the national average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Detroit, Pittsburgh, Washington, and Minneapolis, top-paying markets where Network Analysts rake in more than the national norm (+24 percent, +18 percent, +10 percent, and +9 percent). Network Analysts in Greenville report much lower salaries than the rest of the country—29 percent below the national average—proving that residency is a major factor in overall pay. Employers pay around -23 percent in Atlanta and -21 percent in Little Rock, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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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$57,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 156 votes.

Gender

Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
87%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 10%
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