For Network Analysts, annual average wages total $58K per year. Total incomes of Network Analysts incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $7K from bonuses and close to $8K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $39K and $83K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by the company and years of experience. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$40,511 - $82,811
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$41K
$58K
$83K
MEDIAN: $58,270
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$15.44 - $34.46
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$15
$23
$34
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,511 - $82,811  
   
Bonus
$199.33 - $7,135  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,830  
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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$38,747 - $83,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 449
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.44 - $34.46  
   
Overtime
$21.47 - $45.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$199.33 - $7,135  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,830  
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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$38,747 - $83,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 171
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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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At the upper end, Network Analysts who move into a Senior Network Engineer role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Senior Network Engineers is a much higher $90K per year. With an annual salary of $65K, Network Engineer is the most common role for Network Analysts to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Network Administrator role — which usually pays $54K — is also typical for Network Analysts, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Network Analyst


With a median salary of only $49K (68 percent lower than the top payer), Windstream Communications, Inc. lags significantly in the earnings department.

Popular Skills for Network Analyst


Survey results imply that Network Analysts deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Network Architecture / Design, Network Management / Administration, and Cisco Networking are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 45 percent, 5 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Information Technology Support as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Active Directory also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $51K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $58K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Network Analysts make a median salary of $64K. Network Analysts with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,428

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Home to some of the best pay for Network Analysts, Naples offers exceptional salaries, 54 percent above the national average. Network Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+19 percent), Boston (+19 percent), Pittsburgh (+17 percent), and Dallas (+15 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Greenville, 20 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 18 percent less in Little Rock and 17 percent less in Charlotte, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Network Analyst Salaries




National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Network Analyst Salaries

Network Architecture / Design
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Cisco Networking
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IP Network
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Network Support
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Wireless Data Communications
0%

Windows Server 2012 R2
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National Average
$56,000

VoIP
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Microsoft Excel
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Information Technology (IT) Support
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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