Entry-Level Business Systems Analysts can expect to earn an average of $61K annually. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Business Systems Analysts varies from $46K to $83K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K each. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Male Entry-Level Business Systems Analysts are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 63 percent of professionals. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,866 - $80,607
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MEDIAN: $61,127
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$19.15 - $46.45
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$45,866 - $80,607  
   
Bonus
$504 - $7,538  
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $7,726  
Total Pay (?
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$45,591 - $83,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,527
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.15 - $46.45  
   
Overtime
$20.55 - $53.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$504 - $7,538  
   
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $7,726  
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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$45,591 - $83,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 165

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Dominating the field, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Epsilon, Caci International Inc, The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., and Liberty Mutual Insurance Group are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Entry-Level Business Systems Analysts. Accenture offers the largest salaries in town — $79K on average. Soaring salaries can also be found at Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, and Nike, Inc., where earnings of $75K, $72K, or $70K are standard for Entry-Level Business Systems Analysts.

Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., American Express Co. (AMEX), and Epsilon are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($52K, $53K, and $54K respectively).

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,135

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

For Entry-Level Business Systems Analysts, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 31 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Business Systems Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+23 percent), New York (+19 percent), Boston (+16 percent), and Chicago (+12 percent). Compared to the national average, Memphis Entry-Level Business Systems Analysts have considerably lower salaries, 30 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Houston and Minneapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 12 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively.

Business Systems Analyst Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Business Systems Analyst in Orlando:
"Loyalty does not pay in the IT Industry."
When you are loyal to a company in the IT industry you end up being underpaid. It is best to move around every few years to keep your salary up to where it should be.

Business Systems Analyst in Salt Lake City:
"Envision Processes."
Practice envisioning business processes and procedures and how they can be more efficient. As you help others look at what they are doing, you will be better able to help them first define the processes they have and then where they can improve. This will also help root out requirements for systems, as well as other organizational factors that affect the business.

Business Systems Analyst in St. Petersburg:
"Go for challenges."
Learn as much languages as you can, attention to detail, be a good listener, be very organized, manage time accordingly, be proactive, be a good problem solver.

Business Systems Analyst in Evanston:
Ask lots of questions, keep learning. Don't let roadblocks prevent you from moving forward; if you get stuck, get a fresh perspective by stepping back, possibly to both review what you know and to give your mind a chance to reset. Talk to others and ask more questions. Insight from others around you who've either been in your shoes or are trusted colleagues who can be a sounding board can really help in moments like those.

Key Stats for Business Systems Analyst

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 251 votes.
074
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
18%
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Skills That Affect Business Systems Analyst Salaries

Oracle
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SQL
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National Average
$62,000

Microsoft SQL Server
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Salesforce
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Microsoft Sharepoint Server
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Microsoft Access
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 251 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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