Computer Systems Analyst Salary

An average Computer Systems Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $67K per year. In the world of Computer Systems Analysts, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $11K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $4K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $40K and $95K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geography, but the company and tenure are influential factors as well. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Computer Systems Analysts survey respondents are men (78 percent). The majority of Computer Systems Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,227 - $93,931
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$43K
$67K
$94K
MEDIAN: $66,858
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$15.38 - $42.45
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$43,227 - $93,931  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,599  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,973  
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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$40,071 - $95,092  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 572
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.38 - $42.45  
   
Overtime
$1.36 - $55.75  
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 - $10,599  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,973  
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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$40,071 - $95,092  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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Job Description for Computer Systems Analyst

Computer systems analysts use computers and related systems to automate functions and integrate them into distributing, manufacturing, sales, and other related functions. These analysts look at what a business unit or organization is attempting to do and then figure out how to use computer technology to streamline and automate those processes to achieve maximum accuracy and efficiency. Computer systems analysts must have a clear idea of what processes he or she is trying to automate. They break down processes into component parts, conduct cost analysis, and then figure out the software and hardware requirements to execute. Additionally, the analyst likely designs applications and tailors hardware for each need per its specific requirements.

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Computer Systems Analyst Tasks

  • Identify, communicate, and manage risks associated with projects.
  • Translate requirements into new information technology project specifications.
  • Create project plans for information technology development and testing.
  • Identify business or customer requirements and information technology alternatives.
  • Monitor network and systems for performance, security,and other issues.

Common Career Paths for Computer Systems Analyst


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While not commonly seen, Computer Systems Analysts who transition into a Senior Software Engineer position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Senior Software Engineers is $93K per year. Computer Systems Analysts moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Senior Systems Analysts or Information Technology Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $16K higher and $11K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Computer Systems Analyst


Bringing up the rear, Lockheed Martin Corp's median pay of $63K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $83K.

Popular Skills for Computer Systems Analyst


Computer Systems Analysts seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, UNIX, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 12 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Active Server Pages, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Word. Most people who know Microsoft Office also know Microsoft Excel and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Computer Systems Analyst

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


Computer Systems Analysts with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $56K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $66K. Computer Systems Analysts bring in $72K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Computer Systems Analyst with more than 20 years of experience can earn $81K on average.

Computer Systems Analyst Reviews

What is it like working as a Computer Systems Analyst?

Computer Systems Analyst in St. Joseph:
"Quickly Changing, Exciting Direction."
Pros: I get to work with many different areas of the business in reporting projects. The work is challenging and I feel like we help the company perform better. I can work from where ever and am not restricted to certain hours or locations, although I mostly work from the office.
Cons: Not having clear role responsibilities and enough resources to meet the demand of reporting needs.

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Experience Affects Computer Systems Analyst Salaries




National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Computer Systems Analyst Salaries


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UNIX
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Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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