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Network Security Analyst Salary

Network Security Analysts in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $65K annually. Cash earnings for Network Security Analysts — which occasionally include more than $7K from bonuses and more than $48K from profit sharing — stretch from around $41K to approximately $95K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Network Security Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,995 - $93,465
(Median)
$43K
$65K
$93K
MEDIAN: $65,217
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90%

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$13.19 - $37.01
(Median)
$13
$24
$37
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$42,995 - $93,465  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,020  
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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$41,383 - $95,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 344
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.19 - $37.01  
   
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.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,020  
   
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).
)
$41,383 - $95,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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, Security Testing and Auditing, and Network Security Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 9 percent. Most people who know IT Security & Infrastructure also know Security Intrusion Detection and Cisco Networking.

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Experience Affects Network Security Analyst Salaries



National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Network Security Analyst Salaries

Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
up arrow 9%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 8%



IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 3%

Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 2%

Cisco Networking
0%

National Average
$65,000

Security Intrusion Detection
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 10%