Business Systems Analyst Salary

The average Business Systems Analyst in the United States earns approximately $67K per year. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $8K, overall incomes of Business Systems Analysts spread between $49K and $102K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though the particular city and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Business Systems Analysts (60 percent) who took the survey are men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$49,201 - $95,937
$49K
$67K
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MEDIAN: $67,497
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$19.76 - $60.04
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$0$101K
Salary $49,201 - $95,937
Bonus $513 - $10,081
Profit Sharing $6.93 - $8,243
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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$49,330 - $101,904
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,808
Hourly Data $0$73
Hourly Rate $19.76 - $60.04
Overtime $22.86 - $73.70
Annual Data $0$101K
Bonus $513 - $10,081
Profit Sharing $6.93 - $8,243
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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$49,330 - $101,904
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 338

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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. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)


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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Though it's uncommon, some Business Systems Analysts move into roles as IT Senior Project Managers, where pay is an average $112K per year. Business Systems Analysts typically move into roles as Senior Business Analysts or Information Technology Project Managers, and those positions pay $15K more and $16K more, respectively.

Business Systems Analyst Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Business Systems Analyst


Many Business Systems Analysts can be found at Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Epsilon, and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), firms that are at the top of the field. The biggest paychecks can be found at Capital One Financial Corp — the median salary there is $100K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Navy Federal Credit Union, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), and Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, top-paying firms where Business Systems Analysts rake in a $81K, $77K, or $74K, respectively.

Other low-paying employers include Mckesson Health Solutions at $52K and Fiserv Inc at $59K, though 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 6 percent, 5 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Office. A tool kit that includes Requirements Analysis also typically contains Project Management and Data Analysis. The majority of those who know Business Analysis also know 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: $69,510

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Business Systems Analysts, 42 percent above the national average. Business Systems Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+14 percent), Washington (+14 percent), New York (+13 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). In Minneapolis, salaries are 8 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Philadelphia and Houston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Business Systems Analyst Reviews

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

Business Systems Analyst in Tampa:
"I love the daily challenges."
Pros: I get to be creative and provide solutions.
Cons: Negative attitudes.

Business Systems Analyst in Rockville:
"Management and Culture."
Pros: Casual environment, training compensations and friendly colleagues.
Cons: Lower than industry average salary, outdated work style.

Business Systems Analyst in Boston:
Pros: The people, in general the atmosphere, commute, location.
Cons: Over worked, not enough coworkers to take a load off my plate, and all the others have just as much work.

Business Systems Analyst in Lewiston:
"Work flexibility, stress level."
Pros: Work from home, flexible, less stress, people I work with.
Cons: I do not dislike anything.

Business Systems Analyst in Dallas:
"Great to grow skills."
Pros: Creative flexibility and problem solving.
Cons: Lack of authority to make impactful changes. Work environment. Poor pay.

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 492 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Business Systems Analyst Salaries

▲33%

▲20%

▲8%

National Average
$70,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Business Systems Analyst Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 492 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 10%
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