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Network Analyst Salary

Network Analysts in the United States take home an average $58K annually. In the world of Network Analysts, overall income ranges from $38K near the bottom to $82K at the top; this can include more than $7K from bonuses and more than $11K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Network Analysts who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 88 percent. Most claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,338 - $82,258
(Median)
$39K
$58K
$82K
MEDIAN: $58,223
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$15.80 - $34.60
(Median)
$16
$23
$35
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary 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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,338 - $82,258  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,939  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $10,570  
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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$38,088 - $82,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 642
National Hourly Rate 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$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.80 - $34.60  
   
Overtime
$21.18 - $48.97  
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 - $6,939  
   
Profit Sharing
$993 - $10,570  
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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$38,088 - $82,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 190

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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 sometimes assume positions such as Senior Network Engineers. That role pays $88K per year on average. As Network Analysts progress in their field, many go on to become Network Engineers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $64K per year. Another common career choice for Network Analysts is to move into a Network Administrator role. Typically, Network Administrators get paid $53K.

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Popular Skills for Network Analyst


Network Analysts report using a wide range of professional skills. 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 43 percent, 8 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Information Technology Support. Those familiar with Network Management / Administration also tend to know Cisco Networking.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Analyst

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $50K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $57K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Network Analysts make a median salary of $64K. Network Analysts who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $70K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Network Analysts will find that Naples offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 52 percent. Network Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+18 percent), Pittsburgh (+17 percent), San Antonio (+7 percent), and Minneapolis (+5 percent). Network Analysts in Greenville take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 29 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 24 percent less in Little Rock and 20 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 161 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 10%
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