Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) Salary

Commissions form a big slice (nearly one-third) of total compensation for Computer Systems Business Analysts. The median income in this area hovers around $67K. Total cash compensation for Computer Systems Business Analysts runs from $48K to $97K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $6K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of Computer Systems Business Analysts (62 percent) survey respondents are male. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Computer Systems Business Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$47,656 - $92,679
$48K
$66K
$93K
MEDIAN: $66,301
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$19.69 - $48.34
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MEDIAN: $27.86
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$0$97K
Salary $47,656 - $92,679
Bonus $967 - $10,205
Profit Sharing $-0.49 - $6,158
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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$47,803 - $97,150
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 770
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $19.69 - $48.34
Overtime $24.61 - $58.72
Annual Data $0$97K
Bonus $967 - $10,205
Commission $22,000
Profit Sharing $-0.49 - $6,158
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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$47,803 - $97,150
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 71

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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.

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


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While not commonly seen, Computer Systems Business Analysts who transition into an IT Senior Project Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for IT Senior Project Managers is $112K per year. Computer Systems Business Analysts typically move into roles as Senior Business Analysts or Information Technology Project Managers, and those positions pay $18K more and $19K more, respectively.

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


Computer Systems Business Analysts report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Oracle, Microsoft Access, Requirements Analysis, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Active Server Pages, Windows Operating System General Use, and Visual Basic. For most people, competency in Business Analysis indicates knowledge of Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.

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

Pay by Experience for a Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) has a positive trend. An entry-level Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 434 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 238 salaries. An experienced Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 137 salaries. A Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 39 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,375

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

Surpassing the national average by 22 percent, Computer Systems Business Analysts in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Computer Systems Business Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+20 percent), Raleigh (+20 percent), Minneapolis (+16 percent), and New York (+15 percent). Falling short of the national average by 17 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Salt Lake City. Below-median salaries also turn up in Omaha and Austin (15 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems)?

Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) in White Plains:
"Good job."
Pros: Friendly coworkers and bosses, stocked kitchen, lunch, work phone, 401k, company match, health benefits, good loxation, room for growth.
Cons: Having to work over 50 hours some weeks, having to work weekends occasionally.

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

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 135 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) Salaries

▲26%

▲19%

▲8%

National Average
$67,000

▼7%

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

▲11%



SQL
▲3%


UNIX
▲1%

National Average
$67,000







Visual Basic (VB)
▼5%


Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 135 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 11%
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