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Computer Analyst Salary

Average Computer Analysts in the United States make around $57K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Computer Analysts. The vast majority of Computer Analysts (84 percent) who took the survey are men. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,796 - $96,065
(Median)
$38K
$57K
$96K
MEDIAN: $56,794
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$14.65 - $36.21
(Median)
$15
$25
$36
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$37,796 - $96,065  
   
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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$35,803 - $92,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 224
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.65 - $36.21  
   
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).
)
$35,803 - $92,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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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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Professional skills reported by Computer Analysts are few in number. Fortunate workers who know Linux can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 27 percent above average. Network Support and Help Desk / Desktop Support, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Computer Analyst

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Computer Analysts. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $48K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $57K. Computer Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $63K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $81K on average.

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Experience Affects Computer Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$57,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

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 14%

Network Support
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
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: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 11%
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