Information Systems (IS) Analyst Salary

Median pay for Information Systems Analysts in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $59K per year. In the world of Information Systems Analysts, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $4K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $37K and $90K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Male Information Systems Analysts who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (65 percent) are men. For the most part, Information Systems Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,876 - $88,462

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$14.35 - $37.29

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,876 - $88,462  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,714  
Profit Sharing
$151.01 - $4,085  
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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$37,258 - $90,071  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 660
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$14.35 - $37.29  
   
Overtime
$9.93 - $58.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,714  
   
Profit Sharing
$151.01 - $4,085  
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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$37,258 - $90,071  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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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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For Information Systems Analysts, progressing to a Senior Software Engineer role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Senior Software Engineer can earn $93K annually. A common career progression for an Information Systems Analyst is to become a Senior Systems Analyst or an Information Technology Project Manager. Compared to Information Systems Analysts, the first group earns $22K more on average, and the second group earns $27K more.

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Popular Skills for Information Systems (IS) Analyst


Survey results imply that Information Systems Analysts deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in UNIX, Oracle, Java, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Word, and HTML. Most people skilled in Microsoft Office are similarly competent in Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, SQL, and Project Management. Most people experienced in 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $52K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $61K. 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 $71K.

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Experience Affects Information Systems (IS) Analyst Salaries




National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Information Systems (IS) Analyst Salaries

UNIX
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Oracle
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Project Management
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Java
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Windows 2003 Server
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SQL
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Visual Basic (VB)
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National Average
$59,000

Microsoft SQL Server
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Microsoft Access
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 166 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

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: 68% employee benefits None: 8%
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