Median pay for Information Systems Analysts in the United States is around $63K per year, but employers in Springfield offer the biggest paychecks; average compensation in that city is approximately $106K. Information Systems Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+31 percent), New York (+26 percent), Boston (+17 percent), and Sacramento (+13 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,975 - $93,416
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MEDIAN: $63,025
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$14.96 - $42.40
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$41,975 - $93,416  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $7,000  
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$39,995 - $95,824  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 582
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Hourly Rate
$14.96 - $42.40  
   
Overtime
$20.76 - $59.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $7,000  
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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$39,995 - $95,824  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 150
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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 Senior Software Engineer. The latter position pays an average of $94K annually. Career advancement for the typical Information Systems Analyst often leads to becoming a Senior Systems Analyst or an Information Technology Project Manager; median salaries in these positions are $20K higher and $24K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Information Systems (IS) Analyst


Survey takers working as Information Systems Analysts report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Epic Information Systems, Microsoft SQL Server, IT Security & Infrastructure, and C++ are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Office. The majority of those who know 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.


Information Systems Analysts do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $56K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $67K. Information Systems Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $73K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Information Systems Analysts with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $82K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,548

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Experience Affects Information Systems (IS) Analyst Salaries




National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Information Systems (IS) Analyst Salaries



IT Security & Infrastructure
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$62,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 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
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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