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Network Analyst Salary

An average Network Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $57K per year. Cash earnings for Network Analysts — which occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and more than $11K from profit sharing — stretch from around $38K to approximately $81K. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Network Analysts far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction for Network Analysts is high. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and more than half get vision benefits. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$39,362 - $81,617
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MEDIAN: $57,176
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$15.62 - $34.18
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,362 - $81,617  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,392  
Profit Sharing
$2,409 - $10,819  
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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$38,234 - $80,916  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 591
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.62 - $34.18  
   
Overtime
$20.20 - $49.27  
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 - $6,392  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,409 - $10,819  
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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$38,234 - $80,916  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 160
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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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It's not very common for Network Analysts to move on to become Senior Network Engineers. Average pay for a Senior Network Engineer is $88K annually. The most common career progression for Network Analysts leads to becoming a Network Engineer, where average pay is $64K annually. However, many Network Analysts also opt to become Network Administrators. Typically, a Network Administrator brings home $53K.

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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, 11 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Information Technology Support. Most people experienced in 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $50K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $55K. Network Analysts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $63K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $70K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Network Analysts in Naples enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 54 percent above the national average. Network Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Pittsburgh (+18 percent), Boston (+17 percent), Washington (+13 percent), and Minneapolis (+9 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Network Analyst's salary, with Greenville Network Analysts earning salaries that are 27 percent less than the national average. On the whole, employers pay 20 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Little Rock and Atlanta.

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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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National Average
$57,000

Network Support
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Information Technology (IT) Support
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 161 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 10%