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 $43K on the lower end to $107K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $12K from bonuses and upwards of $39K from profit sharing. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,436 - $101,386
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$44K
$65K
$100K
MEDIAN: $65,489
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90%

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$17.02 - $50.32
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$17
$26
$50
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,436 - $101,386  
   
Bonus
$509 - $12,005  
Profit Sharing
$19.26 - $39,453  
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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$43,351 - $106,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 242
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.02 - $50.32  
   
Overtime
$1.64 - $67.07  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$509 - $12,005  
   
Profit Sharing
$19.26 - $39,453  
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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$43,351 - $106,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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


Survey results imply that Network Security Analysts put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Security Policies and Procedures, Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration, Cisco Networking, and Network Security Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 8 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Security Testing and Auditing. 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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $60K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $73K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Network Security Analysts see a median salary of $88K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $83K.

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Experience Affects Network Security Analyst Salaries




National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Network Security Analyst Salaries



Security Intrusion Detection
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Network Security Management
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Cisco Networking
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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National Average
$66,000

Network Management / Administration
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Security Testing and Auditing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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