The average Entry-Level Business Analyst earns approximately $56K per year. In the world of Entry-Level Business Analysts, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $7K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $41K and $80K. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are more male Entry-Level Business Analysts than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 60 percent. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$41,534 - $76,221
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$42K
$56K
$76K
MEDIAN: $56,452
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$15.08 - $35.54
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$15
$22
$36
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$41,534 - $76,221  
   
Bonus
$511 - $9,771  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $7,231  
Commission
$5,000  
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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$40,655 - $79,521  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,217
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.08 - $35.54  
   
Overtime
$20.11 - $49.53  
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
$511 - $9,771  
   
Commission
$5,000  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $7,231  
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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$40,655 - $79,521  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 360
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The Boeing Company, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Amazon.com Inc, Target Corporation, and Deloitte Consulting LLP are all popular places to work. Although Amazon.com Inc offers the highest salaries (median pay is $79K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $62K to $104K. Capital One Financial Corp, McKinsey & Company, Inc., and Deloitte Consulting LLP also offer top salaries for Entry-Level Business Analysts. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $74K, $70K, and $69K, respectively.

With a reported median salary of only $46K, Hewlett-Packard Company easily takes the cake for lowest-paying firm in town; earnings are 73 percent lower than the top payer. Other low-paying employers include CGI Group Inc. at $47K and Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) at $54K, though some Entry-Level Business Analysts there earn up to $105K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,469

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Business Analysts, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Business Analysts will also find cushy salaries in New York (+14 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), Boston (+10 percent), and Houston (+9 percent). Pittsburgh is the lowest-paying area, 6 percent south of the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Austin (5 percent lower) and Denver (3 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Business Analyst (Unspecified Type) Salaries

Project Management
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Data Modeling
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Business Intelligence
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Financial Analysis
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SQL
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Business Analysis
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Presentation
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Process Improvement
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Data Analysis
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Microsoft Excel
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Powerpoint
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 390 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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