Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) Salary

Computer Systems Business Analysts in the United States take home an average $62K per year. 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. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Computer Systems Business Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Computer Systems Business Analysts (57 percent) who responded to the survey. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and a fair number earn vision coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$45,970 - $87,955
(Median)
$46K
$62K
$88K
MEDIAN: $61,963
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$18.77 - $63.87
(Median)
$19
$31
$64
MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$45,970 - $87,955  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,036  
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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$45,833 - $95,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 522
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$18.77 - $63.87  
   
Overtime
$20.71 - $71.81  
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 - $8,036  
   
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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$45,833 - $95,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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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 $111K annually. Typical career progression for a Computer Systems Business Analyst involves becoming a Senior Business Analyst or an Information Technology Project Manager, roles that pay $20K more and $22K more on average.

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


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. 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 pay less than market rate include Visual Basic and Microsoft Access. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. 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. On average, Computer Systems Business Analysts make $76K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of 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%

Oracle
up arrow 1%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%


Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 134 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
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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