Information Systems (IS) Analyst Salary

The average Information Systems Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $64K per year. Overall cash earnings for Information Systems Analysts stretch from $40K on the lower end to $96K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $7K from profit sharing. While tenure and the particular employer impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Information Systems Analysts is high. More than half of Information Systems Analysts (67 percent) survey respondents are men. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$42,452 - $94,004
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MEDIAN: $63,916
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$15.13 - $40.48
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$42,452 - $94,004  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,910  
Profit Sharing
$412.17 - $7,288  
Total Pay (?
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$40,207 - $95,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 654
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.13 - $40.48  
   
Overtime
$20.70 - $49.52  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,910  
   
Profit Sharing
$412.17 - $7,288  
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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$40,207 - $95,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 167
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Information Systems (IS) Analyst


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At the upper end, Information Systems Analysts who move into a Senior Software Engineer role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Senior Software Engineers is a much higher $94K per year. The most common next step for an Information Systems Analyst is to become a Senior Systems Analyst or an Information Technology Project Manager. The former position pays an additional $20K per year on average, and the latter position pays $24K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Information Systems (IS) Analyst


Information Systems Analysts seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Epic Information Systems, IT Security & Infrastructure, Microsoft SQL Server, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include C++ Programming Language, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Word. Most people experienced in Microsoft Excel also know 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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $56K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $67K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $75K. 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 $81K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,868

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For Information Systems Analysts, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Information Systems Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+27 percent), New York (+18 percent), Cleveland (+16 percent), and Washington (+9 percent). With compensation 17 percent below the national average, Fort Wayne is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. San Antonio and San Diego are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 16 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Information Systems (IS) Analyst

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 132 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Information Systems (IS) Analyst Salaries

▲31%

▲21%

▲9%

National Average
$62,000

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 132 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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