Network Security Analyst Salary

Male Network Security Analysts number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $66K annually in the United States. In the world of Network Security Analysts, total cash compensation can vary between $42K and $107K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $12K and $39K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Network Security Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$42,750 - $103,548
$43K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $65,746
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$16.01 - $41.88
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$26
$42
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$0$107K
Salary $42,750 - $103,548
Bonus $481.77 - $12,230
Profit Sharing $19.58 - $38,783
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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$41,541 - $107,296
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 229
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $16.01 - $41.88
Overtime $1.33 - $58.72
Annual Data $0$107K
Bonus $481.77 - $12,230
Profit Sharing $19.58 - $38,783
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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$41,541 - $107,296
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 26

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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

  • Monitor Intrusion Detection Systems for potential, successful and unsuccessful intrusion attempts.
  • Communicate intrusions and compromises to agencies
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Network Security Analyst


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For Network Security Analysts, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Network Security Analysts earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Information Security Analyst.

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Popular Skills for Network Security Analyst


Survey results show that Network Security Analysts use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Security Policies and Procedures, Security Intrusion Detection, Network Security Management, and Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 7 percent. 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

Pay by Experience for a Network Security Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Network Security Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 173 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Network Security Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 80 salaries. An experienced Network Security Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 52 salaries. A Network Security Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 11 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,570

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, 22 percent above the national average. Network Security Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+18 percent), Raleigh (+17 percent), Washington (+16 percent), and Herndon (+12 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Philadelphia. Employers also pay below the national average in Houston (13 percent lower) and Dallas (8 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Network Security Analyst

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Network Security Analyst Salaries

▲35%

▲29%

▲15%

National Average
$66,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Network Security Analyst Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 6%
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