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Computer Analyst Salary

The average Computer Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $58K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Computer Analysts (83 percent) who took the survey are men. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$37,717 - $96,446
(Median)
$38K
$58K
$96K
MEDIAN: $57,607
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90%

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$14.06 - $35.38
(Median)
$14
$24
$35
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$37,717 - $96,446  
   
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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$35,241 - $93,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 221
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.06 - $35.38  
   
Overtime
$20.00 - $52.07  
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).
)
$35,241 - $93,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Linux can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 26 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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 lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker earns $48K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $57K. Computer Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $63K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $82K, 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 43%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Computer Analyst Salaries

Linux
up arrow 26%

National Average
$57,000

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

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