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Network Systems / Data Communications Analyst Salary

Data Communications Analysts in the United States take home approximately $60K per year on average. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The vast majority of Data Communications Analysts (81 percent) survey respondents are men. The majority of Data Communications Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$40,406 - $86,583
(Median)
$40K
$60K
$87K
MEDIAN: $59,831
10%
50%
90%

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$13.57 - $36.43
(Median)
$14
$25
$36
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
$40,406 - $86,583  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
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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$38,364 - $90,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.57 - $36.43  
   
Overtime
$20.79 - $37.50  
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 - $11,836  
   
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).
)
$38,364 - $90,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Senior Network Engineer, where median compensation is $89K annually. When Data Communications Analysts are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Network Engineers or IT Network Engineers. Those roles pay an additional $4K and $1K, respectively.

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Survey results suggest that Data Communications Analysts use a fairly large toolkit of 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

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 22 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 8%
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