Computer Analyst Salary

Average Computer Analysts in the United States make around $58K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction for Computer Analysts is high. The vast majority of Computer Analysts (85 percent) survey respondents are men. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,083 - $95,191
(Median)
$38K
$58K
$95K
MEDIAN: $57,686
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$14.66 - $35.99
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$15
$25
$36
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$38,083 - $95,191  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,842  
Profit Sharing
$804 - $7,059  
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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$35,727 - $91,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 230
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.66 - $35.99  
   
Overtime
$20.11 - $51.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,842  
   
Profit Sharing
$804 - $7,059  
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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$35,727 - $91,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Fortunate workers who know Linux can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. Those listing Network Support and Help Desk / Desktop Support as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Computer Analyst

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


Computer Analysts generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $57K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $48K. Computer Analysts with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $64K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $81K.

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Experience Affects Computer Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$58,000

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

Linux
up arrow 25%

National Average
$58,000

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

Network Support
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 12%
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