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Network Security Analyst Salary

Men make up the majority of Network Security Analysts in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $65K per year. Total cash compensation to Network Security Analysts approaches anywhere from $42K on the lower end to $97K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $7K from bonuses and upwards of $48K from profit sharing. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,501 - $94,144
(Median)
$44K
$65K
$94K
MEDIAN: $64,675
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$14.40 - $49.77
(Median)
$14
$24
$50
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary 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.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$43,501 - $94,144  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,979  
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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$41,607 - $97,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 354
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.40 - $49.77  
   
Overtime
$14.74 - $36.63  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,979  
   
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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$41,607 - $97,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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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 suggest that Network Security Analysts use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. 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 4 percent and 7 percent. Those proficient in IT Security & Infrastructure are, more often than not, also skilled in Security Intrusion Detection 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 with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $60K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $69K. Network Security Analysts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $78K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $85K on average.

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Experience Affects Network Security Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%



National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Network Security Analyst Salaries


Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
up arrow 7%

Network Security Management
up arrow 4%

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 3%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 2%

Security Testing and Auditing
up arrow 2%

Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 1%

National Average
$65,000

Security Intrusion Detection
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

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: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 11%
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