Decision Support Analyst Salary
The average salary for Decision Support Analysts in the United States is $61K per year, and pay runs especially high in Pittsburgh, where the average is $76K. Decision Support Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+24 percent), Chicago (+22 percent), New York (+21 percent), and Jacksonville (+19 percent). The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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.Read More...
The decision support analyst uses a variety of factors to make determinations on issues such as whether certain solutions fall within budget and whether the solution can be carried out with the resources available. When the supporting evidence has been gathered, the decision support analyst creates a report to present findings to involved parties. The analyst may also be tasked with finding out how the solutions can be implemented.
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is generally required for this position, along with previous experience in a related role. In some companies, a decision support analysis may be required to use automated data systems to analyze data and create reports; therefore, advanced computer skills might be required. Most of the data support analyst's work is carried out in an independent fashion, but strong communication skills are important to present findings, carry out research, and collaborate with colleagues. Usually this position is full time and takes place in an office setting, though travel to different places of operation may be required to carry out research.
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 put a wide range of professional skills to use. Fortunate workers who know SAS command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Access. 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 $56K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $68K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Decision Support Analysts make a median salary of $68K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $64K.