Computer Systems Analyst Salary (United States)

A Computer Systems Analyst earns an average salary of $59,792 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are UNIX and Oracle.
Computer Systems Analyst Total Pay (?
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$39,573 - $87,145
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MEDIAN: $59,791
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Computer Systems Analyst Total Pay (?
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$14.59 - $39.18
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,573 - $87,145  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,548  
Profit Sharing
$97.87 - $7,149  
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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$38,150 - $87,399  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,060
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.59 - $39.18  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $45.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,548  
   
Profit Sharing
$97.87 - $7,149  
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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$38,150 - $87,399  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,060
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Systems Analyst

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

Pay Difference By Location

Detroit
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Huntsville
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Boston
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San Jose
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Los Angeles
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San Diego
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Washington
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Seattle
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Houston
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Baltimore
0%
National Average
$59,000
San Antonio
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Nashville
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Experience Affects Computer Systems Analyst Salaries

National Average
$59,000

Skills That Affect Computer Systems Analyst Salaries

UNIX
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Project Management
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SQL
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National Average
$59,000
Microsoft SQL Server
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Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Gender

Female
20%
female alumni
 
Male
80%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 10%
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