Median pay for Entry-Level IT Business Analysts lies in the neighborhood of $61K annually. Total cash earnings of Entry-Level IT Business Analysts range from $44K on the low end to $86K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $7K, respectively. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Entry-Level IT Business Analysts who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 64 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level IT Business Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$44,955 - $81,374
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MEDIAN: $60,997
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$16.94 - $49.44
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$44,955 - $81,374  
   
Bonus
$267.24 - $9,771  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,096  
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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$44,468 - $85,704  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,344
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$16.94 - $49.44  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.44  
Overtime
$19.75 - $58.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$267.24 - $9,771  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,096  
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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$44,468 - $85,704  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 419
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Entry-Level IT Business Analysts flock to Wipro Technologies Ltd., Hewlett-Packard Company, CGI Group Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), and CGI Federal, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Citigroup, Inc. does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $76K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $42K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $90K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Wipro Technologies Ltd., Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), and General Motors Corporation, where earnings of $73K, $71K, or $70K are standard for Entry-Level IT Business Analysts.

Salaries are easily beat at CGI Group Inc., where median pay comes to just $45K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $42K and ending at $65K, range in salary is rather small. Also approaching the lower end are Citibank at $52K, Syntel, Inc. at $57K, and CGI Federal at $58K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,238

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San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level IT Business Analysts, 32 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level IT Business Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+23 percent), Philadelphia (+14 percent), Washington (+7 percent), and Boston (+6 percent). Falling short of the national average by 6 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta. Workers in Denver and Minneapolis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (3 percent less and 2 percent less, respectively).

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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



Microsoft Sharepoint Server
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Business Analysis
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Oracle
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Data Analysis
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SQL
0%

Process Improvement
0%

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$62,000

Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft SQL Server
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HTML
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Access
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 446 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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