Average Data Communications Analysts in the United States make around $60K per year. Data Communications Analysts who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 84 percent. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$45,775 - $80,597
(Median)
$46K
$60K
$81K
MEDIAN: $59,981
10%
50%
90%

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$11.08 - $34.90
(Median)
$11
$24
$35
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$45,775 - $80,597  
   
Bonus
$1,526  
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).
)
$42,120 - $83,852  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.08 - $34.90  
   
Overtime
$38.46  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$1,526  
   
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).
)
$42,120 - $83,852  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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.

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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 $90K annually. Data Communications Analysts moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Network Engineers or IT Network Engineers. The median paychecks in those roles are $7K higher and $3K higher, respectively.

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Experience Affects Network Systems / Data Communications Analyst Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$58,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Network Systems / Data Communications Analyst Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$58,000

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 2%


Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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