Information Systems (IS) Analyst Salary (United States)

Information Systems (IS) Analysts in the United States usually make around $58,478 annually. Compensation generally starts at $36,710 and does not exceed $88,369 per year. With some bonuses approaching $7,645 and certain profit sharing proceeds close to $6,040, overall incomes in the Information Systems (IS) Analysts from $39,838 to $87,019 depending on individual performance. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of folks in this line of work enjoy health insurance benefits; the vast majority receive both medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision plans. Most Information Systems (IS) Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Information Systems (IS) Analyst Salary (?
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.
)
$39,838 - $87,019
(Median)
40K
48K
59K
72K
87K
MEDIAN: $59,218
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px
Information Systems (IS) Analyst Salary (?
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.
)
$14.18 - $36.49
(Median)
14
17
22
29
36
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary 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.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,838 - $87,019  
   
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).
)
$36,710 - $88,369  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 964
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.18 - $36.49  
   
Overtime
$1.76 - $45.70  
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.
)
$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).
)
$36,710 - $88,369  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 186
Is Information Systems (IS) Analyst your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
United States (change)
Years in Field/Career:

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.
Read More...
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

Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px   Copy and paste this HTML:
For Information Systems (IS) Analysts, career progression may result in a considerable increase in compensation. Typically, an IT Director, an upper-level role, can earn an extra $42K annually than those further down the career ladder. Information Systems (IS) Analysts most often move into positions as Senior Systems Analysts or IT Project Managers, where they can expect an extra $22K or $27K per year.

Information Systems (IS) Analyst Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location

Popular Skills for Information Systems (IS) Analyst

Information Systems (IS) Analysts seem to require a rather large skill set. 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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Microsoft Word. Most people who know Microsoft Excel also know 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 less experience do not necessarily bring home smaller paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to have little impact on salary. After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $53K to $61K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $68K. A 20-year tenure heralds decreased salary growth, and Information Systems (IS) Analysts who have made it this far report earning around $77K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 24 percent 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. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
up arrow 23%
New York
up arrow 23%
Chicago
up arrow 8%
Boston
up arrow 7%
Washington
up arrow 7%
Los Angeles
up arrow 5%
Sacramento
up arrow 3%
Nashville
up arrow 2%
National Average
$58,000
Dallas
up arrow 11%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For those looking to make money, Information Systems (IS) Analysts in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Also paying near the top of the field are Houston, Chicago, Washington, and Boston, where Information Systems (IS) Analysts annually earn 23 percent, 8 percent, 7 percent, and 7 percent more than the national average. Dallas is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 11 percent.

Related Job Salaries

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 9%
Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 3%
SQL
up arrow 2%
Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 2%
Java
up arrow 2%
Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%
National Average
$58,000
Microsoft Access
up arrow 2%
UNIX
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%
HTML
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied Image
Extremely satisfied
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%
Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -