Computer Systems Analyst Salary

Median pay for Computer Systems Analysts in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $65K annually. Overall cash earnings for Computer Systems Analysts stretch from $40K on the lower end to $93K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $17K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of Computer Systems Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Male Computer Systems Analysts are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,142 - $91,992
(Median)
$41K
$65K
$92K
MEDIAN: $64,768
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$16.02 - $40.62
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$16
$24
$41
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$41,142 - $91,992  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,728  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $16,886  
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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$39,717 - $92,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 571
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$16.02 - $40.62  
   
Overtime
$0.39 - $57.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,728  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $16,886  
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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$39,717 - $92,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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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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Though some Computer Systems Analysts move into positions like Senior Software Engineer (where the average salary is $93K), this progression is not the norm. When Computer Systems Analysts are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Senior Systems Analysts or Information Technology Managers. Those roles pay an additional $17K and $12K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Computer Systems Analyst


Survey takers working as Computer Systems Analysts report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in UNIX, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 14 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Microsoft Access, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people familiar with 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.


For Computer Systems Analysts, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $54K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $63K. For Computer Systems Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $69K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $79K.

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Experience Affects Computer Systems Analyst Salaries



National Average
$64,000



Skills That Affect Computer Systems Analyst Salaries

UNIX
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up arrow 5%

SQL
up arrow 3%

Java
up arrow 3%

National Average
$64,000

HTML
up arrow 2%



Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 7%


Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 9%
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