Network Security Analyst Salary

Network Security Analysts in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $66K per year. Total cash compensation to Network Security Analysts approaches anywhere from $43K on the lower end to $101K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $9K from bonuses and upwards of $45K from profit sharing. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. For the most part, Network Security Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$44,129 - $97,567
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$44K
$66K
$98K
MEDIAN: $65,710
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$16.77 - $51.22
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$51
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,129 - $97,567  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,250  
Profit Sharing
$105.48 - $45,000  
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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$43,113 - $100,510  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 387
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.77 - $51.22  
   
Overtime
$1.47 - $68.73  
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 - $9,250  
   
Profit Sharing
$105.48 - $45,000  
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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$43,113 - $100,510  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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Job Description for Network Security Analyst

A network security analyst ensures their company’s information systems and computer networks are secure. This includes protecting the company against hackers and cyber attacks, as well as monitoring network traffic and server logs for activity that seems unusual. Additionally, these analysts are responsible for finding vulnerabilities in the computer networks and creating recommendations for how to minimize these vulnerabilities. The network security analyst investigates security breaches, develops strategies for any security issues that arise, and utilizes the help of firewalls and antivirus software to maintain security.

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Network Security Analyst Tasks

  • Identify unsuccessful and successful intrusion attempts by reviewing and analyzing security events logs and event summary information.
  • Ensure the integrity and protection of networks; audit network security system to identify and protect areas of vulnerability.
  • Monitor Intrusion Detection Systems for potential, successful and unsuccessful intrusion attempts.
  • Communicate intrusions and compromises to agencies

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Popular Skills for Network Security Analyst


Survey results imply that Network Security Analysts put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration, Network Management / Administration, Network Security Management, and IT Security & Infrastructure are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 7 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Security Testing and Auditing. It is often found that people who know IT Security & Infrastructure are also skilled in Network Security Management and Cisco Networking.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Security Analyst

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


For Network Security Analysts, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $61K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $70K. Network Security Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $83K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $86K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,354

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

For those looking to make money, Network Security Analysts in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 51 percent above the national average. Network Security Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Herndon (+11 percent), Chicago (+10 percent), Albuquerque (+8 percent), and Atlanta (+3 percent). Network Security Analysts in Dallas earn salaries far below the national average by 42 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers also pay below the national average in Pittsburgh (14 percent lower) and Houston (10 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Network Security Analyst Salaries




National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Network Security Analyst Salaries



Network Security Management
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Cisco Networking
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National Average
$66,000

Security Intrusion Detection
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Security Policies and Procedures
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Security Testing and Auditing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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