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Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) Salary

The average Computer Systems Business Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $62K per year. Total cash compensation to Computer Systems Business Analysts bottoms out near $45K and approaches $95K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $8K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up a slight majority of Computer Systems Business Analysts (58 percent) who responded to the survey. Work is enjoyable for Computer Systems Business Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,516 - $87,869
(Median)
$46K
$62K
$88K
MEDIAN: $62,188
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$17.87 - $62.67
(Median)
$18
$30
$63
MEDIAN: $29.00
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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
$45,516 - $87,869  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,298  
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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$45,288 - $95,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 559
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$17.87 - $62.67  
   
Overtime
$20.86 - $71.39  
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 - $8,298  
   
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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$45,288 - $95,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73

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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 sometimes assume positions such as IT Senior Project Managers. That role pays $110K per year on average. 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 $22K, 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 UNIX, Requirements Analysis, Business Analysis, and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 7 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Access, Visual Basic, and Microsoft Word. 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.


Computer Systems Business Analysts do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average beginner in this position makes around $58K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $69K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Computer Systems Business Analysts make a median salary of $77K. 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 $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 4%

HTML
up arrow 3%

Project Management
0%

SQL
0%

National Average
$64,000

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 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 154 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: 71% employee benefits None: 9%
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