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Network Systems / Data Communications Analyst Salary

Earnings for Data Communications Analysts in the United States come in at around $60K per year on average. The vast majority of Data Communications Analysts (82 percent) who took the survey are men. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Data Communications Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$41,022 - $85,956
(Median)
$41K
$60K
$86K
MEDIAN: $59,649
10%
50%
90%

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$13.79 - $37.54
(Median)
$14
$25
$38
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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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$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$41,022 - $85,956  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,635  
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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$38,935 - $91,443  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.79 - $37.54  
   
Overtime
$20.98 - $39.31  
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.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,635  
   
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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$38,935 - $91,443  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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Job Description for Network Systems / Data Communications Analyst

Network systems/data communications analysts are responsible for developing and maintaining LANs (local area networks) and WANs (wide area networks). Some positions include monitoring VOIP connections as well.

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Network Systems / Data Communications Analyst Tasks

  • Identify, communicate, and manage risks associated with projects.
  • Identify business or customer requirements and information technology alternatives.
  • Create project plans for information technology development and testing.
  • Translate requirements into new information technology project specifications.

Common Career Paths for Network Systems / Data Communications Analyst


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Data Communications Analysts who transition into a Senior Network Engineer role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $88K per year. The most common next step for a Data Communications Analyst is to become a Network Engineer or an IT Network Engineer. The former position pays an additional $4K per year on average, and the latter position pays $1K more per year.

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Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Cisco Networking, Microsoft Word, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Microsoft Word.

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Experience Affects Network Systems / Data Communications Analyst Salaries

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Network Systems / Data Communications Analyst Salaries

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$60,000

Cisco Networking
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 6%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 7%
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