Entry-Level Business Analyst, IT Salary

Entry-Level IT Business Analysts can expect to earn an average of $60K per year. Cash earnings for Entry-Level IT Business Analysts — which occasionally include more than $9K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing — stretch from around $44K to approximately $85K. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Entry-Level IT Business Analysts who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 63 percent. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level IT Business Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$44,272 - $80,472
(Median)
$44K
$60K
$80K
MEDIAN: $60,160
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$16.74 - $49.27
(Median)
$17
$28
$49
MEDIAN: $28.00
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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
$44,272 - $80,472  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,504  
Profit Sharing
$201.00 - $5,491  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$43,813 - $84,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 4,750
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.74 - $49.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.22  
Overtime
$19.87 - $53.11  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,504  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$201.00 - $5,491  
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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$43,813 - $84,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 545
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J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Accenture, Wipro Technologies Ltd., Hewlett-Packard Company, and CGI Group Inc. are among the top companies that take on many Entry-Level IT Business Analysts. Although Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $85K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $53K to $119K. Citigroup, Inc., Wipro Technologies Ltd., and General Motors Corporation are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Entry-Level IT Business Analysts earning around $76K, $73K, or $70K at each firm, respectively.

Known for its small paychecks, CGI Group Inc. actually ranks last in the field for salary, reporting a median income of $44K — just about half of the top paying company's median. Citibank, CGI Federal, and Hewlett-Packard Company also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $52K, $58K, and $59K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,459

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level IT Business Analysts, 26 percent above the national average. Entry-Level IT Business Analysts will also find cushy salaries in New York (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), and Houston (+8 percent). St. Louis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 5 percent. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Austin and Atlanta (1 percent less).

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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.

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Skills That Affect Business Analyst, IT Salaries


Business Analysis
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Project Management
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Data Analysis
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Microsoft Sharepoint Server
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SQL
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Oracle
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National Average
$61,000

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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 748 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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