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Information Systems (IS) Analyst Salary (United States)

Median pay for Information Systems Analysts in the United States is around $59K annually. The range in cash compensation to Information Systems Analysts ($36K to $87K) includes potential earnings of $7K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Information Systems (IS) Analyst Salary (?
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$39,263 - $86,432
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $58,824
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Information Systems (IS) Analyst Salary (?
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$14.32 - $36.39
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,263 - $86,432  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,953  
Profit Sharing
$289.06 - $7,264  
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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$36,303 - $87,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 850
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.32 - $36.39  
   
Overtime
$1.57 - $52.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,953  
   
Profit Sharing
$289.06 - $7,264  
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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$36,303 - $87,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 175
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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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Compensation may increase greatly for Information Systems Analysts who advance to upper-end positions like Information Technology Director. Median pay for Information Technology Directors is $100K per year. Typical career progression for an Information Systems Analyst involves becoming a Senior Systems Analyst or a Information Technology Project Manager, roles that pay $23K more and $28K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Information Systems (IS) Analyst

Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Oracle, Project Management, Windows 2003 Server, and Visual Basic are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use, HTML, and Microsoft Word. Most people familiar with 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 Analysts with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $52K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $60K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Information Systems Analysts make a median salary of $66K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $70K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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Chicago
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New York
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Boston
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Los Angeles
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Sacramento
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Nashville
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National Average
$58,000
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Surpassing the national average by 24 percent, Information Systems Analysts in Houston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Information Systems Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+19 percent), Chicago (+19 percent), Washington (+8 percent), and Boston (+8 percent). Dallas is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 3 percent.

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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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Visual Basic (VB)
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Java
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SQL
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Microsoft SQL Server
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National Average
$58,000
Microsoft Access
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UNIX
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Microsoft Office
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 263 votes.

Gender

Female
31%
female alumni
 
Male
69%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
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: 67% employee benefits None: 8%