For Entry-Level IT Business Analysts, annual average wages total $61K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level IT Business Analysts can bottom out near $45K or peak near $86K depending on individual performance. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men account for the majority of Entry-Level IT Business Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 64 percent to be exact. Most Entry-Level IT Business Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$45,274 - $81,795  
   
Bonus
$273.27 - $9,662  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,851  
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$44,790 - $86,041  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,389
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$17.06 - $49.54  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.44  
Overtime
$19.75 - $55.46  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$273.27 - $9,662  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,851  
Total Pay (?
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$44,790 - $86,041  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 420

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Wipro Technologies Ltd., Hewlett-Packard Company, CGI Group Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), and CGI Federal are top-notch employers for Entry-Level IT Business Analysts in this area. Although Citigroup, Inc. boasts the highest average salary in town at $76K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $42K or as much as $90K. Entry-Level IT Business Analysts will also find cushy salaries at Wipro Technologies Ltd. (+$73K), Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) (+$71K), and Cisco Systems Inc (+$70K).

The lowest pay by far can be found at EY (Ernst & Young) — this employer offers a median salary of $46K, 67 percent lower than the top payer. CGI Group Inc., Citibank, and Syntel, Inc. are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($46K, $52K, and $57K respectively).

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,408

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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level IT Business Analysts, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 31 percent above the national average. Entry-Level IT Business Analysts will also find cushy salaries in New York (+24 percent), Philadelphia (+10 percent), Boston (+7 percent), and Washington (+6 percent). Falling short of the national average by 4 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta.

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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.

Key Stats for Business Analyst, IT

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 462 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
17%
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 462 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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