Computer Systems Analyst Salary

Average Computer Systems Analysts in the United States make around $66K per year. Final cash compensation to Computer Systems Analysts varies from around $40K to approximately $92K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $17K and $5K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by the company and tenure. Men account for the majority of Computer Systems Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 81 percent to be exact. Work is enjoyable for Computer Systems Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,980 - $93,754
$43K
$66K
$94K
MEDIAN: $66,032
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$15.45 - $44.22
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$0$94K
Salary $42,980 - $93,754
Bonus $0.00 - $17,227
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,800
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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$40,993 - $94,479
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 404
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $15.45 - $44.22
Overtime $21.64 - $61.08
Annual Data $0$94K
Bonus $0.00 - $17,227
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,800
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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$40,993 - $94,479
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 99

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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 sometimes assume positions such as Senior Software Engineers. That role pays $94K per year on average. Computer Systems Analysts most often move into positions as Senior Systems Analysts or Information Technology Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $18K higher and $14K higher, respectively.

Computer Systems Analyst Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Computer Systems Analyst


The biggest paychecks can be found at InfoSys Limited — the median salary there is $95K.

While select Lockheed Martin Corp employees may bring in up to $83K, a median salary of only $63K — the lowest in the field — suggests a serious lag in the earnings department.

Popular Skills for Computer Systems Analyst


Computer Systems Analysts seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Java, .NET, Microsoft SQL Server, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people who know Microsoft Office also know Microsoft Excel and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Computer Systems Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Computer Systems Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Computer Systems Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 204 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computer Systems Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 185 salaries. An experienced Computer Systems Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 147 salaries. A Computer Systems Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 47 salaries.

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
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Computer Systems Analyst Salaries

▲26%

▲13%

▲6%

National Average
$64,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Computer Systems Analyst Salaries

▲10%

▲8%


SQL
▲3%

C++
▲1%

▲1%

National Average
$64,000

Project Management
▼1%






Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
▼11%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 17%
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