Information Systems (IS) Analyst Salary (United States)

A typical Information Systems (IS) Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $58,478 annually. Pay starts at $36,710 and can approach $88,369 per year on the higher side. Residency is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The vast majority enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Information Systems (IS) Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Information Systems (IS) Analyst Salary (?
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$39,838 - $87,019
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MEDIAN: $59,218
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Information Systems (IS) Analyst Salary (?
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$14.18 - $36.49
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,838 - $87,019  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,645  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $6,040  
Total Pay (?
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$36,710 - $88,369  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 964
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.18 - $36.49  
   
Overtime
$1.76 - $45.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,645  
   
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $6,040  
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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$36,710 - $88,369  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 186
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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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Additional career progression can lead to a hefty increase in pay for Information Systems (IS) Analysts. At the upper end, those who move into an IT Director role can bring in an extra $42K per year. Information Systems (IS) Analysts typically move into roles as Senior Systems Analysts or IT Project Managers, where they can expect an extra $22K or $27K per year.

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Popular Skills for Information Systems (IS) Analyst

Information Systems (IS) Analysts seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Oracle, Project Management, Windows 2003 Server, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 9 percent, 5 percent, 3 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Microsoft Word. For most people, competency in Microsoft Excel indicates knowledge of SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Systems (IS) Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Information Systems (IS) Analysts with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy higher salaries, as pay increases are mainly incremental. After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $53K to $61K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $68K. After two decades on the job, Information Systems (IS) Analysts see salary growth dwindle, averaging $77K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a quarter of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 6 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. A majority of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$58,000
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For Information Systems (IS) Analysts, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Houston, Chicago, Washington, and Boston, top-paying markets where Information Systems (IS) Analysts rake in more than the national norm (+23 percent, +8 percent, +7 percent, and +7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Dallas, which sits 11 percent below the national 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

Oracle
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Windows 2003 Server
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SQL
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Microsoft SQL Server
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$58,000
Microsoft Access
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UNIX
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 318 votes.

Gender

Female
31%
female alumni
 
Male
69%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 7%
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