Network Analyst Salary

Men account for the majority of Network Analysts in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $58K annually. In the world of Network Analysts, overall income ranges from $39K near the bottom to $81K at the top; this can include more than $7K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Most Network Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,299 - $82,127
$41K
$58K
$82K
MEDIAN: $58,098
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50%
90%

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$14.96 - $30.85
$15
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $22.41
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$41,299 - $82,127  
   
Bonus
$3.00 - $7,241  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,959  
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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$39,449 - $81,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 444
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.96 - $30.85  
   
Overtime
$20.83 - $45.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$3.00 - $7,241  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,959  
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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$39,449 - $81,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 150

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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

  • Coordinate company data communications network, cable installation, network system planning, monitoring, testing and servicing.
  • Plan and organize load configuration of central communication processor.
  • Troubleshoot network-related problems.
  • Evaluate vendor products and make recommendations for the purchases.

Common Career Paths for Network Analyst


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For Network Analysts, progressing to a Senior Network Engineer role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Senior Network Engineer can earn $90K annually. A Network Engineer role is the most common promotion for Network Analysts moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $65K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Network Analysts is a Network Administrator position, where earnings are usually $54K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Network Analyst


Windstream Communications, Inc. lags the field greatly in terms of pay, offering a median salary 77 percent less than the top paying company ($47K).

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 IP Network 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 skilled in Network Management / Administration are similarly competent in Cisco Networking.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Network Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Network Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 311 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Network Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 194 salaries. An experienced Network Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 166 salaries. A Network Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 45 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,201

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

For Network Analysts, Naples provides a pay rate that is 55 percent greater than the national average. Network Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Richmond (+20 percent), Washington (+20 percent), Boston (+19 percent), and Pittsburgh (+17 percent). With compensation 16 percent below the national average, Charlotte is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Key Stats for Network Analyst

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Network Analyst Salaries

▲16%

▲11%

▲3%

National Average
$56,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Network Analyst Salaries

Network Architecture / Design
▲45%


▲4%




Windows Server 2012 R2
▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$56,000


Microsoft Excel
▼18%

Information Technology (IT) Support
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 10%
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