Network Analyst Salary

Network Analysts in the United States pull down an average of $59K per year. In the world of Network Analysts, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $7K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $39K and $84K. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Network Analysts who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 88 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Network Analysts. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and a fair number get vision plans, too. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,230 - $83,960
(Median)
$40K
$59K
$84K
MEDIAN: $59,225
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90%

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$15.82 - $34.53
(Median)
$16
$23
$35
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,230 - $83,960  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,718  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $10,276  
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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$38,818 - $83,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 707
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.82 - $34.53  
   
Overtime
$21.32 - $48.52  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,718  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $10,276  
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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$38,818 - $83,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 234
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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 who go on to become Senior Network Engineers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Network Engineers is $89K annually.

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Popular Skills for Network Analyst


Network Analysts generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Network Architecture / Design, Microsoft Active Directory, and Cisco Networking are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 42 percent, 11 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Information Technology Support, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Most people skilled in Network Management / Administration are similarly competent in Cisco Networking.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Analyst

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


Network Analysts with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $51K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $58K. Network Analysts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $64K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $71K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,581

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Network Analysts, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Network Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+16 percent), Pittsburgh (+16 percent), Minneapolis (+13 percent), and Houston (+12 percent). Network Analysts in Greenville make 26 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Workers in Little Rock and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (22 percent less and 11 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Network Analyst Salaries




National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Network Analyst Salaries

Network Architecture / Design
up arrow 42%

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 11%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 4%

IP Network
up arrow 4%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 3%

Wireless Data Communications
up arrow 3%

National Average
$58,000

Network Support
up arrow 2%

VoIP
up arrow 2%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 27%

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
34%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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