Computer Analyst Salary

The average Computer Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $58K annually. Total incomes of Computer Analysts incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $12K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $35K and $92K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The vast majority (86 percent) of Computer Analysts who answered the questionnaire are male. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,010 - $95,353

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$14.50 - $35.63

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$38,010 - $95,353  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,674  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,920  
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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$35,446 - $91,700  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 229
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.50 - $35.63  
   
Overtime
$20.21 - $51.62  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,674  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,920  
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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$35,446 - $91,700  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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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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Survey takers who work as Computer Analysts report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Linux can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. Network Support and Help Desk / Desktop Support as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks.

Pay by Experience Level for Computer Analyst

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Computer Analysts. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $49K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $57K. Computer Analysts bring in $63K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $80K.

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Experience Affects Computer Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$58,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Computer Analyst Salaries

Linux
up arrow 25%

National Average
$58,000

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 15%

Network Support
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 12%
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