Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) Salary

Computer Systems Business Analysts in the United States take home an average $63K annually. Total cash compensation to Computer Systems Business Analysts varies from $47K to $98K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K each. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Male Computer Systems Business Analysts are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 59 percent of the field. Most get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$46,842 - $91,368
(Median)
$47K
$63K
$91K
MEDIAN: $62,582
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$20.01 - $62.67
(Median)
$20
$34
$63
MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$46,842 - $91,368  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,521  
Profit Sharing
$408.51 - $9,706  
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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$47,028 - $98,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 598
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$20.01 - $62.67  
   
Overtime
$0.75 - $67.20  
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 - $9,521  
   
Profit Sharing
$408.51 - $9,706  
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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$47,028 - $98,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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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

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems)


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Computer Systems Business Analysts do not often transition into IT Senior Project Manager roles. The role averages $111K per year. It is quite typical for Computer Systems Business Analysts to transition into roles as Senior Business Analysts or Information Technology Project Managers, where reported median earnings are $20K and $21K higher per year.

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


Survey results imply that Computer Systems Business Analysts deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in UNIX, HTML, Requirements Analysis, and Business Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis, Oracle, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in Project Management.

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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $59K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $71K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Computer Systems Business Analysts make $77K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $78K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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National Average
$65,000


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

UNIX
up arrow 6%

HTML
up arrow 5%

Requirements Analysis
up arrow 4%

Business Analysis
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 1%

National Average
$65,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 4%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 4%

Oracle
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Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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