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Network Systems / Data Communications Analyst Salary (United States)

The average Data Communications Analyst in the United States earns approximately $59K per year. A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and the larger part collect vision insurance. For the most part, Data Communications Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Data Communications Analysts (83 percent) survey respondents are men. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Network Systems / Data Communications Analyst Salary (?
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$39,823 - $94,352
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59K
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MEDIAN: $59,472
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Network Systems / Data Communications Analyst Salary (?
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$12.88 - $36.63
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$39,823 - $94,352  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,119  
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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$38,199 - $94,779  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 107
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.88 - $36.63  
   
Overtime
$19.32 - $44.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,119  
   
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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$38,199 - $94,779  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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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For Data Communications Analysts, career progression to a Senior Network Engineer role may result in a considerable increase in compensation. On average, a Senior Network Engineer, an upper-level role, can earn $88K annually. It is quite typical for Data Communications Analysts to transition into roles as Network Engineers or IT Network Engineers, where reported median earnings are $4K and $1K higher per year.

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Survey takers who work as Data Communications Analysts typically report just a few professional skills. 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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

National Average
$60,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Network Systems / Data Communications Analyst Salaries

Microsoft Office
0%
Cisco Networking
0%
National Average
$60,000
Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 5%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
17%
female alumni
 
Male
83%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 8%