Change Analyst Salary
The average Change Analyst in the United States earns approximately $59K per year. Job satisfaction for Change Analysts is high. A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance. Change Analysts survey participants are largely women, dominating at 62 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Change Analyst
A change analyst generally works on problems of a diverse scope, where data requires analysis and evaluation. This position requires someone who demonstrates excellent judgement in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. A change analyst is someone who works mostly alone and without daily instructions, someone who has a take-charge attitude.Read More...
The change analyst is a critical member of the product development team, who interfaces directly with internal and external outsourcing partners as required. Excellent communication is vital to the change analyst role. Change analysts must provide clear input to the project team in regards to scheduling and issues related to documentation. They must consistently drive best practices through documentation control policies and procedures across functions. In order for a person in this role to be successful, it is critical that they have the ability to program-manage multiple tasks, lead cross-functional peers, and report statuses to management on product deliverables.
To become a change analyst, one must be certified. Currently, you only need to take the training class and pass the exam to receive the change analyst certificate. The certification is not valid for a specific time frame and it does not expire. A bachelor's degree in a related field is frequently required for this position.
Change Analyst Tasks
- Accept and act upon change requests.
- Train and update new hires and teams on change processes.
- Write reports and procedural documents.
- Analyze change requests and actions to identify trends and underlying needs.
- Communicate with other departments to create buy-in for the change process.
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Pay by Experience Level for Change Analyst
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $58K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $66K. Change Analysts see a median salary of $63K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $55K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.
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