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Information Systems (IS) Analyst Salary

Average Information Systems Analysts in the United States make around $59K annually. Cash earnings for Information Systems Analysts — including $6K in bonuses and $4K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $37K to $88K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Information Systems Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 68 percent to be exact. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$39,031 - $86,713
(Median)
$39K
$59K
$87K
MEDIAN: $58,573
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$14.45 - $37.09
(Median)
$14
$22
$37
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,031 - $86,713  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,411  
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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$36,551 - $88,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 744
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$14.45 - $37.09  
   
Overtime
$1.78 - $58.30  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,411  
   
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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$36,551 - $88,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 161

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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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As Information Systems Analysts transition into upper-level roles such as Information Technology Director, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Information Technology Directors earn $101K on average per year. Information Systems Analysts typically move into roles as Senior Systems Analysts or Information Technology Project Managers, and those positions pay $23K more and $28K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Information Systems (IS) Analyst


Information Systems Analysts seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Oracle, Windows 2003 Server, UNIX, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 7 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to know 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.


Information Systems Analysts with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $52K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $60K. On average, Information Systems Analysts make $66K following one to two decades on the job. Information Systems Analysts with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $71K.

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Experience Affects Information Systems (IS) Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%



National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Information Systems (IS) Analyst Salaries

Oracle
up arrow 7%

Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

UNIX
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SQL
up arrow 1%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 1%

Java
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National Average
$58,000

Microsoft Access
up arrow 2%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 213 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
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: 7%