Entry-Level Business Analyst, IT Salary

Pay for Entry-Level IT Business Analysts sits in the ballpark of $61K annually. Cash earnings for Entry-Level IT Business Analysts — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing — stretch from around $45K to approximately $86K. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Entry-Level IT Business Analysts (63 percent) survey respondents are male. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$45,436 - $81,640
$45K
$61K
$82K
MEDIAN: $61,380
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$16.67 - $48.54
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MEDIAN: $28.18
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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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$45,436 - $81,640  
   
Bonus
$270.13 - $9,626  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,450  
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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$44,833 - $85,945  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,360
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$16.67 - $48.54  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.44  
Overtime
$20.47 - $54.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$270.13 - $9,626  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,450  
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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$44,833 - $85,945  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 418

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Leading companies who hire large numbers of Entry-Level IT Business Analysts include Wipro Technologies Ltd., Hewlett-Packard Company, CGI Group Inc., CGI Federal, and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC). The biggest paychecks can be found at Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) — the median salary there is $86K. Other big spenders include Citigroup, Inc., Wipro Technologies Ltd., and Cisco Systems Inc, top-paying firms where Entry-Level IT Business Analysts see paychecks nearing $76K, $73K, or $70K.

The lowest salaries can be found at CGI Group Inc. — median pay is $46K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $42K and only reaching $66K. EY (Ernst & Young), Citibank, and Syntel, Inc. also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $46K, $52K, and $57K-paychecks on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,456

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level IT Business Analysts, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 28 percent above the national average. Entry-Level IT Business Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+23 percent), Philadelphia (+11 percent), Boston (+8 percent), and Washington (+7 percent). Atlanta ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 5 percent below the national average. Denver and Minneapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 4 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively.

Business Analyst, IT Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Business Analyst, IT in Durham:
"Be Happy with Ambiguity & Leading from "Behind-the-Scenes""
People leverage a BA to help make things make sense. It's still a very new role to many companies and firms and parts of it are very meta. Often while you are eliciting, defining, and documenting requirements and processes, you will be simultaneously demonstrating the process for doing so and standardizing it. Developers, Project Managers, Tech Leads, UX & Design and Business stakeholders are not always going to know where in the Venn diagram your contributions end that their's begin and vice versa. Job postings will often ask to be a project manager, a coder, a designer, a financial analyst, a "savior" of all things project and business related and you will have figure out (much like practicing analysis on the job) "is what they say they want, what they really need?" It's a rewarding job if you like solving problems, helping others, and serving something larger than yourself, but it's a "behind-the-scenes" gig so the ability to be happy with your invisible leadership is paramount.

Key Stats for Business Analyst, IT

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 501 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
16%
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Skills That Affect Business Analyst, IT Salaries






Data Analysis
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SQL
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National Average
$62,000






C++
▼3%


▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 501 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 12%
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