Decision Support Analyst Salary

Decision Support Analysts in the United States can expect to earn an average of $60K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Men make up a slight majority of Decision Support Analysts (52 percent) who responded to the survey. Most Decision Support Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and more than half get vision benefits. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$42,550 - $82,747
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$43K
$60K
$83K
MEDIAN: $59,975
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$15.34 - $35.20
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$35
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$42,550 - $82,747  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
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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$41,867 - $84,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 267
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.34 - $35.20  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $53.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
   
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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$41,867 - $84,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Job Description for Decision Support Analyst

A decision support analyst works in a wide variety of fields, typically solving problems that are presented by various departments within their company. These professionals help analyze various options and create reports to help the departments decide which should be implemented. This job involves performing research, gathering data, and creating reports and presentations. The data support analyst may be assigned to a certain problem area or may be given multiple areas in which they help find solutions.

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Decision Support Analyst Tasks

  • Determine appropriate applications to design, document, test and implement products based on user needs and requirements
  • Provide analytical expertise including research, accurate interpretation, documentation and training for Decision Support products.
  • Analyze health care costs and utilization trends to maximize ROI.

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Popular Skills for Decision Support Analyst


Decision Support Analysts report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Database Management & Reporting, Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Access. It is often found that people who know Data Analysis are also skilled in Database Management & Reporting and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Decision Support Analyst

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $56K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $65K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $68K. Decision Support Analysts who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $66K.

Pay Difference by Location


Decision Support Analysts will find that San Diego offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 34 percent. Decision Support Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+23 percent). Pittsburgh is the lowest-paying area, 8 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Decision Support Analyst Salaries




National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Decision Support Analyst Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Database Management & Reporting
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Data Analysis
0%

SQL
0%

National Average
$60,000

Microsoft Access
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 11%
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