Job growth rate between 2004 to 2014: 54.6%
The number of computer networks and the interlocking relationship between these networks continues to grow rapidly. Network systems and data communications analysts design, evaluate, test and maintain a diverse array of networks, including LANS, WANS, Internet-based networks, intranets, and voice communication and wireless systems. A network might connect offices across continents or offices right down the hall. Conceiving of these networks is complex work, requiring IT professionals who can perform modeling, analysis, and ROI benefit studies.
The middle 50 percent earned between $46,480 and $78,060.
The highest 10 percent earned more than $95,040.
The lowest 10 percent earned less than $36,260.
The median annual salary: $60,600.
The industries that employed the most network systems and data communications analysts paid the following median salaries:
Wired telecommunications carriers: $65,130.
Insurance carriers: $64,660.
Company and enterprise management: $64,170.
Computer systems design: $63,910.
Local government: $52,300.
Source of salary and job growth rate data: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2004.