Business Systems Analyst Salary

Pay for Business Systems Analysts in the United States sits in the ballpark of $67K annually. Incomes of Business Systems Analysts vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $10K cause paychecks to spread between $49K on the low end and $102K on the high end. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though geography and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. Most Business Systems Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$48,856 - $96,043
$49K
$67K
$96K
MEDIAN: $67,142
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$19.43 - $60.47
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MEDIAN: $34.43
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,856 - $96,043  
   
Bonus
$707 - $10,017  
Profit Sharing
$-0.48 - $10,067  
Total Pay (?
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$48,866 - $102,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,589
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Hourly Rate
$19.43 - $60.47  
   
Overtime
$23.71 - $65.79  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$707 - $10,017  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.48 - $10,067  
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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$48,866 - $102,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 293

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Job Description for Business Systems Analyst

Business systems analysts are responsible for the analysis, adjustment and restructuring of different aspects of a business. It is a business systems analyst's responsibility to ensure that a business’s structure is meeting top output efficiency. Business system analysts work closely with individuals at all levels of employment to see what is and isn't working in the most efficient manner possible. They are responsible for interacting with and addressing employees at all levels in a professional manner while providing constructive criticism that is conducive to the restructuring of current systems. Travel may be required in order to gain a more intimate understanding of current methods of conducting business. Business systems analysts are responsible for identifying and addressing current and future business needs within the realms of currently accessible resources. They are responsible for advising on the allocation of resources in such a way that minimizes waste and maximizes efficient use and profitability. Most work for business systems analysts is done off site and requires little to no physical activity beyond walking, standing, driving and talking. Their positions are ongoing requiring multiple follow ups on completed work and flexible availability for future consultation. Business systems analysts must have a functional understanding of software systems and at least fundamental understanding of software coding. They must be completely proficient in Microsoft Office and have interpersonal communication skills. Business system analysts must be prepared to address any concerns that arise during any restructuring of existing systems and adequately explain advantages and disadvantages to any stem changes made under their supervision.


Business Systems Analyst Tasks

  • Determine solutions to business software/hardware system problems.
  • Analyze business processes and write system process specifications to be used.
  • Work with clients to determine their business needs to transform them into information technology system requirements.

Common Career Paths for Business Systems Analyst


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While not commonly seen, Business Systems Analysts who transition into an IT Senior Project Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for IT Senior Project Managers is $112K per year. Business Systems Analysts moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Senior Business Analysts or Information Technology Project Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $16K higher and $17K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Systems Analyst


Known for taking on a considerable number of Business Systems Analysts, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Epsilon, and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) are leading firms in the industry. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Capital One Financial Corp offers the most; Business Systems Analysts earn $100K on average there. Business Systems Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks at Navy Federal Credit Union ($81K), J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) ($77K), and Liberty Mutual Insurance Group ($74K).

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Mckesson Health Solutions at $52K, and Fiserv Inc where $59K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Business Systems Analysts there earn up to $107K.

Popular Skills for Business Systems Analyst


Business Systems Analysts seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Oracle, Requirements Analysis, Microsoft Visio, and Business Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 7 percent, 6 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Office. Those familiar with Requirements Analysis tend to be well versed in Project Management and Data Analysis. Most people skilled in Business Analysis are similarly competent in Data Analysis and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Systems Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Business Systems Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Business Systems Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 1,650 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Business Systems Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 1,012 salaries. An experienced Business Systems Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 634 salaries. A Business Systems Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 171 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,073

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

Home to some of the best pay for Business Systems Analysts, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 42 percent above the national average. Business Systems Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+15 percent), Washington (+14 percent), New York (+13 percent), and Boston (+12 percent). Falling short of the national average by 7 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Minneapolis. Employers pay around 7 percent less in Philadelphia and 5 percent less in Houston, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Business Systems Analyst Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Business Systems Analyst?

Business Systems Analyst in Las Vegas:
"Making A Difference."
Pros: Being in a position to not only influence but directly drive positive change is a great positive take away in my time with Vitacost. Being able to outright design solutions (with feedback from stakeholders) and then create technical/functional requirements in which a developer would code directly to is a boon in terms of getting things done.
Cons: Lack of project focus. Inept project manager that only got in the way without providing any intrinsic value. Constant shifting priorities - e.g. Spending a great deal of time focusing on one project; only to find out that a different *brand new* project has suddenly taken precedence. Lack of a consistent direction. Questionable hiring practices and lack of upward mobility and recognition. Efforts and successes are not marketed well enough.

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Key Stats for Business Systems Analyst

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 417 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Business Systems Analyst Salaries

▲34%

▲21%

▲9%

National Average
$69,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Business Systems Analyst Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 417 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 10%