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Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) Salary

Computer Systems Business Analysts in the United States can expect to earn an average of $62K per year. Total cash compensation to Computer Systems Business Analysts approaches anywhere from $45K on the lower end to $96K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $8K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Computer Systems Business Analysts. Men make up a slight majority of Computer Systems Business Analysts (58 percent) who responded to the survey. A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$45,446 - $88,114
(Median)
$45K
$62K
$88K
MEDIAN: $62,043
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$17.77 - $63.34
(Median)
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$30
$63
MEDIAN: $30
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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
$45,446 - $88,114  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,118  
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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$45,203 - $95,760  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 553
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$17.77 - $63.34  
   
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 - $8,118  
   
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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$45,203 - $95,760  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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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 who advance into the role of an IT Senior Project Manager are fairly uncommon. IT Senior Project Managers on average earn $110K per year. Senior Business Analysts or Information Technology Project Managers are common next-step roles for Computer Systems Business Analysts moving up in their careers; annual pay for Senior Business Analysts is $20K higher on average, and it's $22K higher for Information Technology Project Managers.

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


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in UNIX, Business Analysis, Requirements Analysis, and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 7 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Visual Basic, Microsoft Access, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people experienced in 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.


For Computer Systems Business Analysts, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $58K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $68K. Computer Systems Business Analysts with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $77K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $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%


Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

HTML
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$64,000

SQL
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Oracle
up arrow 2%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%


Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 151 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

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: 86% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 9%
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