Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) Salary

Computer Systems Business Analysts in the United States can expect wages of $62K per year on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $8K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Computer Systems Business Analysts can bottom out near $46K or peak near $96K depending on individual performance. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Computer Systems Business Analysts making up 57 percent of survey respondents. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision plans. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$46,020 - $88,329
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$46K
$62K
$88K
MEDIAN: $62,135
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$18.68 - $64.11
(Median)
$19
$31
$64
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$46,020 - $88,329  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,100  
Profit Sharing
$705 - $9,754  
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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$45,871 - $96,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 526
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.68 - $64.11  
   
Overtime
$20.55 - $72.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,100  
   
Profit Sharing
$705 - $9,754  
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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$45,871 - $96,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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Job Description for Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems)

  • 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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Though it's uncommon, some Computer Systems Business Analysts move into roles as IT Senior Project Managers, where pay is an average $110K per year. Computer Systems Business Analysts typically move into roles as Senior Business Analysts or Information Technology Project Managers, and those positions pay $20K more and $22K more, respectively.

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


Survey takers working as Computer Systems Business Analysts report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in UNIX, Requirements Analysis, Business Analysis, and HTML are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Visual Basic and Microsoft Access. Most people familiar with Microsoft Excel also know 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $58K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $68K. Computer Systems Business Analysts bring in $76K after working for 10 to 20 years. Computer Systems Business Analysts with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $80K.

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Experience Affects Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) Salaries




National Average
$64,000


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

UNIX
up arrow 7%



HTML
up arrow 4%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$64,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

SQL
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Oracle
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%


Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 137 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 9%
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