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Decision Support Analyst Salary

Average Decision Support Analysts in the United States make around $60K annually. Geography 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. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a majority earn vision coverage. Work is enjoyable for Decision Support Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$42,220 - $82,156
(Median)
$42K
$60K
$82K
MEDIAN: $59,744
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90%

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$16.20 - $35.29
(Median)
$16
$23
$35
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$42,220 - $82,156  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,721  
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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$41,782 - $83,819  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 264
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.20 - $35.29  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $53.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,721  
   
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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$41,782 - $83,819  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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 note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Database Management & Reporting, Data Analysis, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Data Analysis indicates knowledge of 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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $54K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $64K. Decision Support Analysts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $67K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Decision Support Analysts that is 35 percent greater than the national average, San Diego offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Decision Support Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+24 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Pittsburgh, 10 percent below 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
up arrow 3%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

SQL
0%

National Average
$60,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 11%
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