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Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) Salary (United States)

Average Computer Systems Business Analysts in the United States make around $61K annually. Overall cash earnings for Computer Systems Business Analysts stretch from $44K on the lower end to $94K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $9K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. 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. Work is enjoyable for Computer Systems Business Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) Salary (?
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$44,434 - $87,575
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MEDIAN: $61,443
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$17.82 - $54.63
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$44,434 - $87,575  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,609  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $9,654  
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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$44,426 - $94,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 677
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$17.82 - $54.63  
   
Overtime
$21.00 - $70.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,609  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $9,654  
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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$44,426 - $94,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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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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Computer Systems Business Analysts do not often transition into IT Senior Project Manager roles. The role averages $110K per year. Computer Systems Business Analysts most often move into positions as Senior Business Analysts or Information Technology Project Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $21K higher and $23K higher, 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 Requirements Analysis, UNIX, Business Analysis, and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Access, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Office. 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.
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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $57K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $68K. Computer Systems Business Analysts bring in $76K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $79K.

Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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Houston
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National Average
$63,000
Portland
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Denver
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Atlanta
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Minneapolis
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For Computer Systems Business Analysts, Washington provides a pay rate that is 13 percent greater than the national average. Computer Systems Business Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+11 percent). Falling short of the national average by 10 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Omaha. Employers in Minneapolis and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (8 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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

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$63,000

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

UNIX
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Oracle
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HTML
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Project Management
0%
SQL
0%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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National Average
$63,000
Microsoft Word
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%
Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 223 votes.

Gender

Female
41%
female alumni
 
Male
59%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 9%