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Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) Salary

Computer Systems Business Analysts in the United States can expect wages of $62K annually 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 $45K or peak near $95K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. Male Computer Systems Business Analysts are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 58 percent of the field. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,275 - $87,459
(Median)
$45K
$62K
$87K
MEDIAN: $62,299
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$17.45 - $62.29
(Median)
$17
$30
$62
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$45,275 - $87,459  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,256  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $9,730  
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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$45,010 - $94,571  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 593
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$17.45 - $62.29  
   
Overtime
$20.86 - $71.39  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,256  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $9,730  
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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$45,010 - $94,571  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74

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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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It's not very common for Computer Systems Business Analysts to move on to become IT Senior Project Managers. Average pay for an IT Senior Project Manager is $110K annually. A common career progression for a Computer Systems Business Analyst is to become a Senior Business Analyst or an Information Technology Project Manager. Compared to Computer Systems Business Analysts, the first group earns $20K more on average, and the second group earns $22K more.

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


Computer Systems Business Analysts report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Business Analysis, UNIX, Requirements Analysis, and HTML are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 7 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Access, Visual Basic, and Windows Operating System General Use. The majority of those who know 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $58K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $68K. Computer Systems Business Analysts with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $76K. Computer Systems Business Analysts who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $79K.

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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

SQL
up arrow 1%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Oracle
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 6%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 7%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 169 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 9%