Network Systems / Data Communications Analyst Salary

Data Communications Analysts in the United States pull down an average of $60K per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$42,949 - $84,099
(Median)
$43K
$60K
$84K
MEDIAN: $59,825
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50%
90%

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$12.12 - $36.43
(Median)
$12
$25
$36
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$42,949 - $84,099  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,097  
Profit Sharing
$4,913  
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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$39,343 - $86,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.12 - $36.43  
   
Overtime
$25.96  
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.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,097  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,913  
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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$39,343 - $86,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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 who transition into a Senior Network Engineer role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $89K per year. It is not uncommon for a Data Communications Analyst to continue on to become a Network Engineer or an IT Network Engineer.

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Survey results show that Data Communications Analysts typically report just a few professional 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 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

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$60,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Network Systems / Data Communications Analyst Salaries

Cisco Networking
up arrow 1%

National Average
$60,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 7%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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