Average Entry-Level Business Systems Analysts make around $61K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $7K and $8K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Business Systems Analysts can bottom out near $45K or peak near $83K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 64 percent of Entry-Level Business Systems Analysts are male. For the most part, Entry-Level Business Systems Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,622 - $80,542
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MEDIAN: $61,014
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$18.78 - $44.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$45,622 - $80,542  
   
Bonus
$509 - $7,334  
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $7,727  
Total Pay (?
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$45,481 - $83,273  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,476
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$18.78 - $44.49  
   
Overtime
$18.72 - $52.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$509 - $7,334  
   
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $7,727  
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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$45,481 - $83,273  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 164
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Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Caci International Inc, The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., Epsilon, and Starbucks Corporation are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Entry-Level Business Systems Analysts. Accenture offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $79K. Entry-Level Business Systems Analysts will also find cushy salaries at Nike, Inc. (+$70K), Booz, Allen, and Hamilton (+$69K), and Starbucks Corporation (+$69K).

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,965

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Business Systems Analysts that is 27 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Business Systems Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+20 percent), New York (+19 percent), Boston (+15 percent), and Chicago (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Memphis, which sits 29 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Houston and Pittsburgh (12 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

Business Systems Analyst Advice

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.

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Skills That Affect Business Systems Analyst Salaries


Oracle
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Business Analysis
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Data Analysis
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Project Management
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SQL
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Salesforce
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Microsoft Sharepoint Server
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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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 243 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Common Health Benefits

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