Network Systems / Data Communications Analyst Salary

For Data Communications Analysts, annual average wages total $59K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Data Communications Analysts. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Data Communications Analysts who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 82 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,851 - $84,716
(Median)
$41K
$59K
$85K
MEDIAN: $59,181
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50%
90%

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$12.88 - $36.63
(Median)
$13
$25
$37
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,851 - $84,716  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,443  
Total Pay (?
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$38,473 - $88,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.88 - $36.63  
   
Overtime
$20.79 - $37.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,443  
   
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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$38,473 - $88,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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 $89K per year. A Network Engineer or an IT Network Engineer is a typical transition from a Data Communications Analyst role.

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Typical Data Communications Analysts report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Cisco Networking, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$60,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Network Systems / Data Communications Analyst Salaries

Microsoft Office
0%

Cisco Networking
0%

National Average
$60,000

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 19 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 8%
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