Network Security Analyst Salary

Male Network Security Analysts number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $65K annually in the United States. Total cash compensation to Network Security Analysts bottoms out near $42K and approaches $98K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $7K from bonuses and almost $48K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. For the most part, Network Security Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,901 - $94,717
(Median)
$44K
$65K
$95K
MEDIAN: $65,494
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$15.50 - $51.41
(Median)
$16
$25
$51
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$43,901 - $94,717  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,078  
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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$42,220 - $97,971  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 356
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 (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,078  
   
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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$42,220 - $97,971  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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 Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration, Network Management / Administration, Network Security Management, and Security Policies and Procedures are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 6 percent. Most people experienced in 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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Network Security Analysts — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $61K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $70K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $79K. Network Security Analysts who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $85K.

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Experience Affects Network Security Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%



National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Network Security Analyst Salaries


Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
up arrow 6%

Network Security Management
up arrow 3%

Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 3%

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 2%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 2%

Security Testing and Auditing
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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