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Computer Analyst Salary

Pay for Computer Analysts in the United States sits in the ballpark of $57K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The vast majority of Computer Analysts (84 percent) who took the survey are men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$37,823 - $95,933
(Median)
$38K
$57K
$96K
MEDIAN: $56,979
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$14.06 - $35.38
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$14
$25
$35
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary 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
Salary
$37,823 - $95,933  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
Profit Sharing
$804 - $6,878  
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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$35,405 - $92,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 225
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.06 - $35.38  
   
Overtime
$19.87 - $52.27  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
   
Profit Sharing
$804 - $6,878  
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).
)
$35,405 - $92,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57

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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 report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Linux can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 27 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 and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $48K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $57K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $63K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $81K.

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Experience Affects Computer Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Computer Analyst Salaries

Linux
up arrow 27%

National Average
$57,000

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 13%

Network Support
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 11%
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