For Computer Analysts, annual average wages total $65K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Computer Analysts who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 85 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,133 - $91,476
$41K
$65K
$91K
MEDIAN: $65,492
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$14.68 - $45.96
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MEDIAN: $24.61
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$41,133 - $91,476  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $7,830  
Profit Sharing
$6,485  
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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$38,341 - $94,060  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 111
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $45.96  
   
Overtime
$24.16 - $39.88  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $7,830  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,485  
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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$38,341 - $94,060  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Analyst

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $53K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $60K on average. Computer Analysts see a median salary of $67K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Computer Analysts who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $80K.

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Key Stats for Computer Analyst

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
028
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Computer Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$62,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Computer Analyst Salaries

Linux
up arrow 17%

National Average
$62,000

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 16%

Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 21%

Network Support
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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