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Decision Support Analyst Salary

Decision Support Analysts in the United States take home approximately $60K annually on average. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Men make up a slight majority of Decision Support Analysts (52 percent) who responded to the survey. Most claim medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision coverage. Most Decision Support Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,591 - $81,998
(Median)
$42K
$60K
$82K
MEDIAN: $59,523
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90%

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$16.20 - $35.29
(Median)
$16
$23
$35
MEDIAN: $22.00
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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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$41,591 - $81,998  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,188  
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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$41,244 - $83,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 267
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$16.20 - $35.29  
   
Overtime
$12.76 - $34.10  
National Annualized 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.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,188  
   
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).
)
$41,244 - $83,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Database Management & Reporting, Data Analysis, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Data Analysis are similarly competent 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $54K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $65K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $67K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

Pay Difference by Location


For Decision Support Analysts, working in the bustling city of San Diego has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Decision Support Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+24 percent). With compensation 10 percent below the national average, Pittsburgh is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Decision Support Analyst Salaries




National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Decision Support Analyst Salaries


Database Management & Reporting
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Data Analysis
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SQL
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National Average
$59,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 11%