Network Security Analyst Salary

Male Network Security Analysts number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $66K per year in the United States. Total cash compensation for Network Security Analysts runs from $43K to $101K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $9K and profit sharing that can reach almost $45K. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$44,129 - $97,567
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$44K
$66K
$98K
MEDIAN: $65,710
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$16.77 - $51.22
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$17
$25
$51
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,129 - $97,567  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,250  
Profit Sharing
$105.48 - $45,000  
Total Pay (?
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$43,113 - $100,510  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 387
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.77 - $51.22  
   
Overtime
$1.47 - $68.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,250  
   
Profit Sharing
$105.48 - $45,000  
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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$43,113 - $100,510  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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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 put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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 3 percent and 7 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Security Testing and Auditing. Most people 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $70K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $61K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Network Security Analysts make a median salary of $83K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $86K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,354

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Network Security Analysts, 51 percent above the national average. Network Security Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Herndon (+11 percent), Chicago (+10 percent), Albuquerque (+8 percent), and Atlanta (+3 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Network Security Analysts is geography, with workers in Dallas earning a whopping 42 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 14 percent less in Pittsburgh and 10 percent less in Houston, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Network Security Analyst Salaries




National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Network Security Analyst Salaries



Network Security Management
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Cisco Networking
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$66,000

Security Intrusion Detection
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Security Policies and Procedures
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Security Testing and Auditing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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