Decision Support Analyst Salary

Pay for Decision Support Analysts in the United States sits in the ballpark of $60K per year. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and the larger part earn vision coverage. Male Decision Support Analysts are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 51 percent of the field. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,481 - $82,607

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$15.42 - $35.12

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$43,481 - $82,607  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
Total Pay (?
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$42,126 - $84,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 271
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.42 - $35.12  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $53.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
   
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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$42,126 - $84,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in SAS, Microsoft Excel, Database Management & Reporting, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Access. Those educated in Data Analysis tend to be well versed 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 for the relatively untried average out to around $56K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $65K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Decision Support Analysts make a median salary of $67K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $66K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Diego is home to an above-average pay rate for Decision Support Analysts, 34 percent higher than the national average. Decision Support Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+22 percent) and San Antonio (+1 percent). Pittsburgh is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 9 percent.

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Experience Affects Decision Support Analyst Salaries




National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Decision Support Analyst Salaries

SAS
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
0%

SQL
0%

National Average
$60,000

Microsoft Access
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

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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