Network Security Analyst Salary (United States)

A sizeable majority of Network Security Analysts in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $65,120 per year. Pay ranges from $40,979 on the low end to $95,425 per year on the higher side. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a solid majority collect dental insurance. Most Network Security Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Network Security Analyst Salary (?
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$42,606 - $92,823
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MEDIAN: $65,017
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Network Security Analyst Salary (?
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$12.60 - $41.22
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$42,606 - $92,823  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,984  
Profit Sharing
$105.10 - $48,479  
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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$40,979 - $95,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 346
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$12.60 - $41.22  
   
Overtime
$24.81 - $68.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,984  
   
Profit Sharing
$105.10 - $48,479  
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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$40,979 - $95,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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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

Network Security Analysts seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Security Testing and Auditing, Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration, Network Management / Administration, and Network Security Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 12 percent, 9 percent, 7 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Those familiar with IT Security & Infrastructure also tend to know Security Intrusion Detection and Cisco Networking.

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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$65,000
Atlanta
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San Antonio
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Dallas
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With a pay rate for Network Security Analysts that is 15 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Location significantly influences compensation, with Dallas Network Security Analysts earning much less—32 percent less—than the national average. Workers in San Antonio and Atlanta earn less than others in this profession; their -14 percent and -1 percent-salaries fall short of the national average.

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Experience Affects Network Security Analyst Salaries

National Average
$65,000

Skills That Affect Network Security Analyst Salaries

Security Testing and Auditing
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Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
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Network Management / Administration
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Security Policies and Procedures
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$65,000
Security Intrusion Detection
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Cisco Networking
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 9%