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Network Systems / Data Communications Analyst Salary

Median pay for Data Communications Analysts in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $59K per year. Most Data Communications Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and more than half earn vision coverage. Male Data Communications Analysts far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,998 - $85,528
(Median)
$40K
$59K
$86K
MEDIAN: $59,236
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50%
90%

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$13.70 - $37.79
(Median)
$14
$25
$38
MEDIAN: $25.00
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
$39,998 - $85,528  
   
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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$38,213 - $91,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.70 - $37.79  
   
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.
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$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).
)
$38,213 - $91,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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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 experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Senior Network Engineer. The latter position pays an average of $88K annually. Network Engineers or IT Network Engineers are common next-step roles for Data Communications Analysts moving up in their careers; annual pay for Network Engineers is $4K higher on average, and it's $1K higher for IT Network Engineers.

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Data Communications Analysts report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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

National Average
$60,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

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 5%

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
35%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 6%