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Network Security Analyst Salary

Men make up the majority of Network Security Analysts in the United States, bringing in about $65K annually. In the world of Network Security Analysts, overall income ranges from $41K near the bottom to $97K at the top; this can include more than $7K from bonuses and more than $48K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,173 - $94,680
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$43K
$65K
$95K
MEDIAN: $65,016
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$13.35 - $37.89
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$13
$23
$38
MEDIAN: $22.00
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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
$43,173 - $94,680  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,089  
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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$41,178 - $96,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 352
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.35 - $37.89  
   
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 - $7,089  
   
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).
)
$41,178 - $96,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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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 seem to require a number of specific 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. Most people who know IT Security & Infrastructure also know 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $60K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $69K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $78K. Network Security Analysts who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $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%

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 4%

Network Security Management
up arrow 4%

Security Testing and Auditing
up arrow 3%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 1%

Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 1%

National Average
$65,000

Security Intrusion Detection
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 10%