Information Systems (IS) Analyst Salary

Information Systems Analysts in the United States pull down an average of $59K annually. Overall cash earnings for Information Systems Analysts stretch from $37K on the lower end to $89K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $7K from bonuses and $4K from profit sharing. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. There are more male Information Systems Analysts than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 66 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,309 - $87,422
(Median)
$39K
$59K
$87K
MEDIAN: $59,089
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$14.62 - $36.78
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,309 - $87,422  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,344  
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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$36,954 - $89,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 685
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$14.62 - $36.78  
   
Overtime
$9.86 - $58.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,344  
   
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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$36,954 - $89,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 147
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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 moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Senior Systems Analysts or Information Technology Project Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $22K higher and $28K higher, 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, UNIX, Project Management, and Windows 2003 Server are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. 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 SQL. Those who learned Microsoft Office also tend to know 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.


For Information Systems Analysts, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $52K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $60K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $66K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $70K.

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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

UNIX
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Oracle
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Project Management
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Windows 2003 Server
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Java
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SQL
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Microsoft SQL Server
0%

Visual Basic (VB)
0%

National Average
$58,000

Microsoft Access
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Microsoft Excel
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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HTML
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 178 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
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%
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