Computer Analyst Salary

Earnings for Computer Analysts in the United States come in at around $60K per year on average. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Computer Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Men make up the vast majority of Computer Analysts (85 percent) who took the survey. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,895 - $95,018
(Median)
$39K
$60K
$95K
MEDIAN: $60,282
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$14.55 - $39.73
(Median)
$15
$24
$40
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$38,895 - $95,018  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,744  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$36,583 - $94,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 240
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.55 - $39.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$20.21 - $51.62  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,744  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$36,583 - $94,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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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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Survey takers who work as Computer Analysts typically report just a few professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Linux command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. Those listing Network Support as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Computer Hardware Technician and Help Desk / Desktop Support also typically command lower compensation.

Pay by Experience Level for Computer Analyst

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


For many Computer Analysts, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $52K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $59K on average. Computer Analysts bring in $66K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $78K.

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Experience Affects Computer Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$60,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Computer Analyst Salaries

Linux
up arrow 21%

National Average
$60,000

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

Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 19%

Network Support
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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