Information Systems (IS) Analyst Salary

For Information Systems Analysts, annual average wages total $60K per year. Total cash compensation to Information Systems Analysts approaches anywhere from $38K on the lower end to $93K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $9K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 66 percent of Information Systems Analysts are male. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,903 - $90,524
(Median)
$41K
$60K
$91K
MEDIAN: $60,471
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$14.13 - $39.06
(Median)
$14
$22
$39
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,903 - $90,524  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,723  
Profit Sharing
$436.31 - $7,284  
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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$38,176 - $92,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 648
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$14.13 - $39.06  
   
Overtime
$16.22 - $76.53  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,723  
   
Profit Sharing
$436.31 - $7,284  
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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$38,176 - $92,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 155
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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 Information Technology Director. The latter position pays an average of $102K annually. Information Systems Analysts most often move into positions as Senior Systems Analysts or Information Technology Project Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $21K higher and $26K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Information Systems (IS) Analyst


Information Systems Analysts seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in UNIX, Java, Windows 2003 Server, and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people skilled in Microsoft Office are similarly competent in Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, SQL, and Project Management. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in 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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $53K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $62K. Information Systems Analysts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $68K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $73K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Information Systems (IS) Analyst Salaries




National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Information Systems (IS) Analyst Salaries

UNIX
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Java
up arrow 3%

Windows 2003 Server
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SQL
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Project Management
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Visual Basic (VB)
0%

Epic Information Systems (Radiant, Stork, etc.)
0%

National Average
$60,000

HTML
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Access
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 142 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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