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 annually. In the world of Network Security Analysts, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $7K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $48K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $42K and $97K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Network Security Analysts is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,727 - $93,842
(Median)
$44K
$65K
$94K
MEDIAN: $65,187
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$15.50 - $51.41
(Median)
$16
$25
$51
MEDIAN: $24.00
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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
$43,727 - $93,842  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,986  
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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$42,069 - $97,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 359
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.50 - $51.41  
   
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 - $6,986  
   
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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$42,069 - $97,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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


Survey results suggest that Network Security Analysts put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Network Management / Administration, Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration, Network Security Management, and Security Policies and Procedures are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. It is often found that people who know IT Security & Infrastructure are also skilled in 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.


For Network Security Analysts, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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 $69K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $79K in this role. Network Security Analysts with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $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
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Network Security Management
up arrow 4%

IT Security & Infrastructure
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Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 3%

Security Testing and Auditing
up arrow 2%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 1%

National Average
$66,000

Security Intrusion Detection
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 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: 86% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 12%
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