Network Security Analyst Salary

Men account for the majority of Network Security Analysts in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $66K annually. Total cash compensation to Network Security Analysts bottoms out near $42K and approaches $97K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $7K from bonuses and almost $48K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,975 - $94,492

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$15.50 - $49.58

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$43,975 - $94,492  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,078  
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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$42,285 - $97,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 359
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.50 - $49.58  
   
Overtime
$14.74 - $36.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,078  
   
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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$42,285 - $97,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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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 report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Network Management / Administration, Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration, Network Security Management, and IT Security & Infrastructure are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 6 percent. The majority of those who know IT Security & Infrastructure also know 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.


Network Security Analysts do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $61K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $70K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $79K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $85K.

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Experience Affects Network Security Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Network Security Analyst Salaries


Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
up arrow 5%

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 3%

Network Security Management
up arrow 3%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 2%

Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 2%

Security Testing and Auditing
0%

National Average
$66,000

Security Intrusion Detection
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 11%
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