An average Computer Systems Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $67K per year. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and experience level. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Computer Systems Analysts greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$43,478 - $91,335
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MEDIAN: $67,261
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$15.01 - $40.65
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$43,478 - $91,335  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,394  
Profit Sharing
$1,474  
Total Pay (?
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$39,801 - $92,145  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 380
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.01 - $40.65  
   
Overtime
$20.26 - $57.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,394  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,474  
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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$39,801 - $92,145  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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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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Computer Systems Analysts sometimes assume positions such as Senior Software Engineers. That role pays $94K per year on average. Senior Systems Analysts or Information Technology Managers are common next-step roles for Computer Systems Analysts moving up in their careers; annual pay for Senior Systems Analysts is $16K higher on average, and it's $12K higher for Information Technology Managers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Computer Systems Analyst


Those at Northrop Grumman Corporation can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $99K.

Lockheed Martin Corp offers the lowest pay, with a median salary of just $63K. The pay scale doesn't vary widely, either; compensation ranges from $45K to $83K.

Popular Skills for Computer Systems Analyst


Survey results imply that Computer Systems Analysts deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft SQL Server, .NET, Java, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 12 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Active Server Pages. The majority of those 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $56K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $70K. Computer Systems Analysts see a median salary of $73K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Computer Systems Analysts who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $76K.

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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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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