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Network Analyst Salary (United States)

Network Analysts in the United States can expect to earn an average of $57K per year. In the world of Network Analysts, overall income ranges from $38K near the bottom to $81K at the top; this can include more than $6K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A strong majority receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision insurance. Men account for the majority of Network Analysts — 87 percent to be exact. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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 (?
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  
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  
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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Network Analysts' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Senior Network Engineer. Senior Network Engineers bring home $88K per year on average.

Network Analyst Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Network Analyst

Network Analysts report using a pretty varied skill set 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. 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.
For Network Analysts, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $50K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $56K. For Network Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $63K. Network Analysts who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $68K. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field — a majority of those surveyed fit this bill. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent.

Pay Difference By Location

Naples
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Detroit
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Minneapolis
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San Diego
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St. Louis
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Houston
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Birmingham
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National Average
$57,000
Little Rock
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Atlanta
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Naples offers some of the highest pay in the country for Network Analysts, 54 percent above the national average. Also paying near the top of the field are Detroit, Pittsburgh, Washington, and Minneapolis, where Network Analysts annually earn 24 percent, 18 percent, 10 percent, and 9 percent more than the national average. Network Analysts' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Network Analysts in Greenville bring in salaries that are 29 percent lower than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta (23 percent lower) and Little Rock (21 percent lower).

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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
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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%