Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) Salary

The average Computer Systems Business Analyst in the United States earns approximately $63K per year. Overall cash earnings of Computer Systems Business Analysts stretch from $47K near the bottom to $98K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and a fair number get vision plans, too. Men make up a slight majority of Computer Systems Business Analysts (59 percent) who responded to the survey. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$46,842 - $91,368
(Median)
$47K
$63K
$91K
MEDIAN: $62,582
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$20.01 - $62.67
(Median)
$20
$34
$63
MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$46,842 - $91,368  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,521  
Profit Sharing
$408.51 - $9,706  
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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$47,028 - $98,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 598
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$20.01 - $62.67  
   
Overtime
$0.75 - $67.20  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,521  
   
Profit Sharing
$408.51 - $9,706  
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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$47,028 - $98,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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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 not the most common occurrence, Computer Systems Business Analysts sometimes become IT Senior Project Managers, where the average income is $111K per year. When Computer Systems Business Analysts are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Senior Business Analysts or Information Technology Project Managers. Those roles pay an additional $20K and $21K, respectively.

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


Computer Systems Business Analysts seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in UNIX, HTML, Requirements Analysis, and Business Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Data Analysis, Oracle, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $59K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $71K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Computer Systems Business Analysts make a median salary of $77K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $78K.

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




National Average
$65,000


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

UNIX
up arrow 6%

HTML
up arrow 5%

Requirements Analysis
up arrow 4%

Business Analysis
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 1%

National Average
$65,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 4%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 4%

Oracle
up arrow 7%

Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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