Information Systems (IS) Analyst Salary

The average Information Systems Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $60K per year. In the world of Information Systems Analysts, total cash compensation can vary between $38K and $93K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $9K and $7K, respectively. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Information Systems Analysts is high. The majority of Information Systems Analysts (66 percent) who took the survey are men. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,903 - $90,524
(Median)
$41K
$60K
$91K
MEDIAN: $60,471
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$14.13 - $39.06
(Median)
$14
$22
$39
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,903 - $90,524  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,723  
Profit Sharing
$436.31 - $7,284  
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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$38,176 - $92,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 648
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$14.13 - $39.06  
   
Overtime
$16.22 - $76.53  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,723  
   
Profit Sharing
$436.31 - $7,284  
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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$38,176 - $92,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 155
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Job Description for Information Systems (IS) Analyst

Information systems (IS) analysts are responsible for conducting system analysis and providing technology project leadership for their organization. One of their main duties includes coordinating operational procedures related to information systems and their management. IS analysts are in charge of programming technical solutions that improve the efficiency of current processes. They also help provide easier access to key information by performing complex data queries in a timely manner.

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Information Systems (IS) Analyst Tasks

  • Identify, communicate, and manage risks associated with projects.
  • Identify business or customer requirements and information technology alternatives.
  • Create project plans for information technology development and testing.
  • Translate requirements into new information technology project specifications.

Common Career Paths for Information Systems (IS) Analyst


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Information Systems Analysts' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Information Technology Director. The average Information Technology Director brings home $102K per year. When Information Systems Analysts are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Senior Systems Analysts or Information Technology Project Managers. Those roles pay an additional $21K and $26K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Information Systems (IS) Analyst


Information Systems Analysts report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in UNIX, Java, Windows 2003 Server, and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Windows Operating System General Use. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in SQL. A tool kit that includes Microsoft Office also typically contains Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, SQL, and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Systems (IS) Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Information Systems Analysts, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $53K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $62K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $68K in this role. Information Systems Analysts who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $73K.

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Experience Affects Information Systems (IS) Analyst Salaries




National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Information Systems (IS) Analyst Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 10%

Java
up arrow 3%

Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%

Visual Basic (VB)
0%

Epic Information Systems (Radiant, Stork, etc.)
0%

National Average
$60,000

HTML
up arrow 1%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Access
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 142 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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