The average Computer Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $64K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Male Computer Analysts far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$40,716 - $91,542
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$41K
$64K
$92K
MEDIAN: $64,168
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$14.68 - $45.30
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,716 - $91,542  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $9,635  
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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$38,245 - $94,695  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $45.30  
   
Overtime
$24.96 - $53.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $9,635  
   
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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$38,245 - $94,695  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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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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. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $53K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $58K. Computer Analysts bring in $70K after working for 10 to 20 years. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $81K on average.

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Experience Affects Computer Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Computer Analyst Salaries

Linux
up arrow 18%

National Average
$61,000

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

Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 21%

Network Support
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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