Network Security Analyst Salary

Men account for the majority of Network Security Analysts in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $65K per year. Total cash compensation to Network Security Analysts approaches anywhere from $43K on the lower end to $104K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $11K from bonuses and upwards of $39K from profit sharing. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Network Security Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,766 - $99,612
$44K
$65K
$100K
MEDIAN: $64,834
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50%
90%

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$17.14 - $50.50
$17
$26
$50
MEDIAN: $26.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,766 - $99,612  
   
Bonus
$500 - $11,236  
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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$43,022 - $103,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 242
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.14 - $50.50  
   
Overtime
$1.29 - $59.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$500 - $11,236  
   
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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$43,022 - $103,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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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

  • Monitor Intrusion Detection Systems for potential, successful and unsuccessful intrusion attempts.
  • Communicate intrusions and compromises to agencies
  • 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.

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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 Security Policies and Procedures, Security Intrusion Detection, Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration, and Network Security Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Network Management / Administration. 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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $72K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $60K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $88K in this role. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $84K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,089

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, 23 percent above the national average. Network Security Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Raleigh (+18 percent), Washington (+17 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), and Herndon (+13 percent). Trailing the national average by 15 percent, Philadelphia is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Dallas and Houston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (15 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Network Security Analyst

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Network Security Analyst Salaries

▲36%

▲29%

▲10%

National Average
$65,000

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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