Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) Salary

Computer Systems Business Analysts in the United States pull down an average of $62K annually. Overall cash earnings for Computer Systems Business Analysts stretch from $46K on the lower end to $96K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Male Computer Systems Business Analysts are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 57 percent of the field. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$18.77 - $63.87

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$46,323 - $88,008  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,036  
Profit Sharing
$700 - $9,776  
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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$46,084 - $95,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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 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 - $8,036  
   
Profit Sharing
$700 - $9,776  
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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$46,084 - $95,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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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While Computer Systems Business Analysts do not often become IT Senior Project Managers, the job pays $110K per year on average. The most common next step for a Computer Systems Business Analyst is to become a Senior Business Analyst or an Information Technology Project Manager. The former position pays an additional $20K per year on average, and the latter position pays $21K more per year.

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


Computer Systems Business Analysts seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Business Analysis, Requirements Analysis, UNIX, 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.


For Computer Systems Business Analysts, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $58K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $69K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $76K. Computer Systems Business Analysts with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers 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 6%

HTML
up arrow 4%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 2%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$64,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Oracle
up arrow 1%

SQL
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%


Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 130 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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