Average Computer Systems Analysts in the United States make around $67K annually. With some bonuses approaching $17K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $6K, overall incomes of Computer Systems Analysts spread between $40K and $93K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though the specific employer and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,378 - $92,229
$43K
$67K
$92K
MEDIAN: $67,016
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$15.01 - $40.65
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$43,378 - $92,229  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,282  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,872  
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 - $92,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 386
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.01 - $40.65  
   
Overtime
$20.34 - $56.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,282  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,872  
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 - $92,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

  • Recommend, install, configure, maintain, and upgrade all computer and networking software and hardware for use in an office, department, or small company.
  • Monitor network and systems for performance, security,and other issues.
  • Install, configure, maintain, upgrade, and troubleshoot file, email, and authentication servers, as well as Internet access and other networked services.
  • Assist users with software, hardware, and connectivity issues.
  • Translate requirements into new information technology project specifications.

Common Career Paths for Computer Systems Analyst


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Computer Systems Analysts who advance into the role of a Senior Software Engineer are fairly uncommon. Senior Software Engineers on average earn $94K per year. A common career progression for a Computer Systems Analyst is to become a Senior Systems Analyst or an Information Technology Manager. Compared to Computer Systems Analysts, the first group earns $16K more on average, and the second group earns $13K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Computer Systems Analyst


Northrop Grumman Corporation offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $99K.

Although Lockheed Martin Corp hands out the lowest average salary in town at $63K, employee compensation still varies greatly; workers can make as little as $45K or as much as $83K.

Popular Skills for Computer Systems Analyst


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Java, .NET, Microsoft SQL Server, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 9 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Windows Operating System General Use. Those proficient in Microsoft Office are, more often than not, also skilled in 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $55K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $69K. Computer Systems Analysts see a median salary of $74K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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.

Computer Systems Analyst Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Computer Systems Analyst

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Computer Systems Analyst Salaries




National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Computer Systems Analyst Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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