Information Systems (IS) Analyst Salary

Pay for Information Systems Analysts in the United States sits in the ballpark of $59K annually. In the world of Information Systems Analysts, overall income ranges from $37K near the bottom to $89K at the top; this can include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $4K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Most Information Systems Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Information Systems Analysts (66 percent) survey respondents are men. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,552 - $87,615
(Median)
$40K
$59K
$88K
MEDIAN: $59,161
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$14.67 - $37.23
(Median)
$15
$23
$37
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,552 - $87,615  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,571  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $4,096  
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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$37,146 - $89,273  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 678
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$14.67 - $37.23  
   
Overtime
$9.93 - $58.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,571  
   
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $4,096  
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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$37,146 - $89,273  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 149
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Information Technology Director. The latter position pays an average of $101K annually. Typical career progression for an Information Systems Analyst involves becoming a Senior Systems Analyst or an Information Technology Project Manager, roles that pay $22K more and $28K more on average.

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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, Oracle, Java, and Windows 2003 Server are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office. Most people familiar with Microsoft Excel also know SQL. Those proficient in Microsoft Office are, more often than not, also skilled in 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Information Systems Analysts — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $52K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $61K. Information Systems Analysts bring in $66K after working for 10 to 20 years. Information Systems Analysts who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $70K on average.

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Experience Affects Information Systems (IS) Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Information Systems (IS) Analyst Salaries

UNIX
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Oracle
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Java
up arrow 4%

Windows 2003 Server
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Project Management
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SQL
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Visual Basic (VB)
0%

National Average
$58,000

Microsoft SQL Server
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Microsoft Access
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Microsoft Excel
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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HTML
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 176 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%
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