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Computer Analyst Salary

The average Computer Analyst in the United States earns approximately $56K annually. The vast majority of Computer Analysts (82 percent) who took the survey are men. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$37,377 - $95,796
(Median)
$37K
$56K
$96K
MEDIAN: $56,078
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$12.31 - $34.35
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$12
$23
$34
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$37,377 - $95,796  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,950  
Profit Sharing
$776 - $5,139  
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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$34,380 - $90,826  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 206
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.31 - $34.35  
   
Overtime
$19.39 - $46.37  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,950  
   
Profit Sharing
$776 - $5,139  
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).
)
$34,380 - $90,826  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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Job Description for Computer Analyst

Computer analysts are responsible for analyzing large amounts of information to provide their company with the information necessary to make decisions. These individuals process data using advanced computer systems and applications, and they must be proficient with running different scripts and automating workflows to find specific information. Generally, these professionals report their analysis to the information technology manager in their department. They use a personal computer to perform most of their tasks, including finding patterns and conducting data analysis. Computer analysts also analyze other departments' project requirements, as well as develop statistical and mathematical solutions to engineering and business problems.

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Computer Analyst Tasks

  • Review, back up, and update systems regularly, documenting changes and system operation.
  • Compile, analyze, and evaluate data from multiple sources to provide decision-making information.
  • Coordinate, manage, and lead technical support for new products, software, upgrades, or equipment.
  • Configure systems for optimal end user support, including disaster recovery and scheduled downtime plans.

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Computer Analysts usually report a few specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Linux can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 27 percent above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Help Desk / Desktop Support.

Pay by Experience Level for Computer Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Computer Analysts with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $48K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $56K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $62K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $80K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Computer Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$56,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Computer Analyst Salaries

Linux
up arrow 27%

National Average
$56,000

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 11%