The average IT Business Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $67K per year. Cash earnings for IT Business Analysts — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing — stretch from around $48K to approximately $102K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by tenure and location. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most IT Business Analysts. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,890 - $95,261
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MEDIAN: $67,454
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$19.15 - $61.33
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,890 - $95,261  
   
Bonus
$254.18 - $10,213  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,014  
Commission
$12,000  
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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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$47,627 - $101,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5,486
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.15 - $61.33  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.44  
Overtime
$20.94 - $65.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$254.18 - $10,213  
   
Commission
$12,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,014  
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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$47,627 - $101,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 739
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Job Description for Business Analyst, IT

A business analyst, IT, focuses on improving operations that involve information technology within a company. The business analyst offers consultation to management in an effort to help the company become more effective. The IT business analyst will analyze the hardware, software, and IT services that are being employed in a company. Analyses will have to be carried out in order to determine areas that need improvement. It is also important to have strong research skills in order to determine the latest trends and solutions.

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Business Analyst, IT Tasks

  • Identify, communicate, and manage risks associated with projects.
  • Identify business or customer requirements and information technology alternatives.
  • Create project plans for information technology development and testing.
  • Translate requirements into new information technology project specifications.

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While not commonly seen, IT Business Analysts who transition into an IT Program Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for IT Program Managers is $112K per year. Typical career progression for an IT Business Analyst involves becoming an Information Technology Project Manager or a Senior Business Analyst, roles that pay $17K more and $15K more on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Analyst, IT


J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), HP Enterprise Services, CGI Group Inc., Accenture, and CGI Federal are all popular places to work. The biggest paychecks can be found at Chevron Corporation — the median salary there is $93K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $74K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $157K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Citibank at $89K, Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) at $86K, and Citigroup, Inc., where IT Business Analysts annually earn $82K.

Earnings fall especially short at CGI Group Inc., where the median salary of $45K is the lowest in the field, less than half of the top paying employer's rate. Workers at HP Enterprise Services, CGI Federal, and American International Group, Inc. (AIG) also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $55K, $58K, and $66K respectively.

Popular Skills for Business Analyst, IT


IT Business Analysts report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Requirements Analysis, Project Management, Oracle, and Business Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 4 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use, HTML, and Microsoft Access. It is often found that people who know Business Analysis are also skilled in Project Management and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Analyst, IT

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For IT Business Analysts, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $62K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $78K. For IT Business Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $85K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $88K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,395

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San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for IT Business Analysts, 28 percent higher than the national average. IT Business Analysts will also find cushy salaries in New York (+18 percent), Charlotte (+11 percent), Houston (+8 percent), and Seattle (+5 percent). The lowest-paying market is Atlanta, which sits 4 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Dallas (3 percent lower) and Denver (2 percent lower).

Business Analyst, IT Reviews

What is it like working as a Business Analyst, IT?

Business Analyst, IT in Los Angeles:
"A great challenge."
Pros: I love the vast array of knowledge that I have gained just to be able to do my job. Bouncing from client to client, I need to learn (quickly, might I add) new skills and gain expertise in a new area so I can do my job well. It can be stressful at times, but I love the challenge, and feel I am a better all-around person now.
Cons: Sometimes my schedule is hectic, and it prevents me from being able to enjoy the things I like to do at home.

Business Analyst, IT in Vancouver:
"Large Learning Curve."
Pros: Interesting software and analysis to learn. And a diverse team of developers and analysts to work with.
Cons: The pay and sometime mundane testing periods of the software.

Business Analyst, IT in Topeka:
"Work as middle man between developers and system users."
Pros: I like testing new systems and trying to break them!
Cons: I dislike the politics that come from upper level management.

Business Analyst, IT in Auburn Hills:
"Team Work And Diverse Projects."
Pros: I get to help people solve problems they have with our software everyday and work with developers to make it better.
Cons: Stressful timeline that is hard to predict.

Business Analyst, IT in Lubbock:
Pros: I most enjoy the changes that each day brings. Nothing stays the same in the healthcare industry, and you have to stay focused every day.
Cons: I least like the lack of accountability that people want to take. It is very difficult to get certain tasks and projects completed when people do not want to take responsibility for them.

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Experience Affects Business Analyst, IT Salaries




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$69,000


Skills That Affect Business Analyst, IT Salaries

Requirements Analysis
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Project Management
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Oracle
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Business Analysis
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Microsoft Sharepoint Server
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Process Improvement
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National Average
$69,000

Microsoft Word
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Data Analysis
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SQL
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 716 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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