Decision Support Analyst Salary

Median pay for Decision Support Analysts in the United States is around $61K per year. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Decision Support Analysts are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 52 percent of the field. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. For the most part, Decision Support Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$43,885 - $82,319
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$44K
$61K
$82K
MEDIAN: $60,871
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$16.49 - $34.97
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$43,885 - $82,319  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$42,753 - $83,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 306
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.49 - $34.97  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $53.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
   
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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$42,753 - $83,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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


Survey results suggest that Decision Support Analysts use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in SAS, SQL, Database Management & Reporting, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Access. 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $57K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $68K. Decision Support Analysts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $67K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Decision Support Analysts report making only $66K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,702

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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 (+21 percent), Jacksonville (+19 percent), Pittsburgh (+4 percent), and Phoenix (+2 percent).

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Experience Affects Decision Support Analyst Salaries




National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Decision Support Analyst Salaries

SAS
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Microsoft Excel
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Database Management & Reporting
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SQL
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Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$61,000

Microsoft Access
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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