Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) Salary

A large fraction of take-home pay for Computer Systems Business Analysts comes from commissions — approximately one in three on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $68K. Total cash compensation for Computer Systems Business Analysts runs from $48K to $96K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $7K. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of Computer Systems Business Analysts (60 percent) survey respondents are male. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$48,224 - $91,482
$48K
$67K
$91K
MEDIAN: $66,633
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50%
90%

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$19.66 - $44.70
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$28
$45
MEDIAN: $28.15
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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$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$48,224 - $91,482  
   
Bonus
$964 - $10,113  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,100  
Commission
$22,000  
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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$48,190 - $96,238  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 640
National Hourly Rate 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$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.66 - $44.70  
   
Overtime
$24.82 - $52.38  
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
$964 - $10,113  
   
Commission
$22,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,100  
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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$48,190 - $96,238  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60

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Job Description for Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems)

Business analysts for computer software/hardware systems determine a business's needs relating to technology, which is done in an objective manner to determine the best technology for the fit. They may also interpret diagrams and other technical drawings and must be familiar with various types of hardware and software.

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Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) Tasks

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

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While Computer Systems Business Analysts do not often become IT Senior Project Managers, the job pays $112K per year on average. Computer Systems Business Analysts typically move into roles as Senior Business Analysts or Information Technology Project Managers, and those positions pay $17K more and $18K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems)


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Oracle, SQL, Requirements Analysis, and Microsoft Access are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Active Server Pages, Windows Operating System General Use, and Visual Basic. Those proficient in Business Analysis are, more often than not, also skilled in Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems)

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


Computer Systems Business Analysts with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $63K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $72K. Computer Systems Business Analysts see a median salary of $79K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $85K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,526

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

For Computer Systems Business Analysts, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 20 percent greater than the national average. Computer Systems Business Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+16 percent), New York (+16 percent), Dallas (+15 percent), and Houston (+15 percent). Trailing the national average by 17 percent, Salt Lake City is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Omaha (16 percent lower) and Austin (11 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems)

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 110 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) Salaries

▲26%

▲17%

▲7%

National Average
$68,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) Salaries

▲10%


SQL
▲3%



UNIX
▲1%

National Average
$68,000







Visual Basic (VB)
▼6%


Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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