Entry-Level Business Analyst, IT Salary

The average Entry-Level IT Business Analyst earns approximately $60K per year. Total cash compensation for Entry-Level IT Business Analysts runs from $44K to $85K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $9K and profit sharing that can reach almost $5K. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level IT Business Analysts is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. There are more male Entry-Level IT Business Analysts than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 63 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$44,272 - $80,472
(Median)
$44K
$60K
$80K
MEDIAN: $60,160
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$16.74 - $49.27
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$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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Known for taking on a considerable number of Entry-Level IT Business Analysts, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Accenture, Wipro Technologies Ltd., Hewlett-Packard Company, and CGI Group Inc. are leading firms in the industry. Entry-Level IT Business Analysts flock to Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $85K lead the pack in compensation; however, Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $53K at one end to $119K at the other end. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Citigroup, Inc., Wipro Technologies Ltd., and General Motors Corporation, where Entry-Level IT Business Analysts typically earn around $76K, $73K, or $70K, respectively.

With a median salary of $44K, CGI Group Inc. provides Entry-Level IT Business Analysts with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $60K, limiting employee salary growth. Citibank, CGI Federal, and Hewlett-Packard Company also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $52K, $58K, and $59K-paychecks on average.

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). Trailing the national average by 5 percent, St. Louis is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Austin and Atlanta earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 1 percent.

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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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Java
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Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Access
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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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