Average Information Systems Analysts in the United States make around $63K annually. Total cash compensation to Information Systems Analysts bottoms out near $40K and approaches $96K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $12K from bonuses and almost $7K from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but years of experience and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. More than half of Information Systems Analysts (66 percent) survey respondents are men. Most Information Systems Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,473 - $93,486
$41K
$63K
$93K
MEDIAN: $63,262
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$15.27 - $40.81
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$41,473 - $93,486  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $7,096  
Total Pay (?
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$39,900 - $95,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 629
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.27 - $40.81  
   
Overtime
$20.82 - $50.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
   
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $7,096  
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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$39,900 - $95,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 170

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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

  • Create project plans for information technology development and testing.
  • Translate requirements into new information technology project specifications.
  • Identify, communicate, and manage risks associated with projects.
  • Identify business or customer requirements and information technology alternatives.

Common Career Paths for Information Systems (IS) Analyst


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As Information Systems Analysts transition into upper-level roles such as Senior Software Engineer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Senior Software Engineers earn $94K on average per year. Typical career progression for an Information Systems Analyst involves becoming a Senior Systems Analyst or an Information Technology Project Manager, roles that pay $20K more and $24K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Information Systems (IS) Analyst


Information Systems Analysts report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Epic Information Systems, Microsoft SQL Server, IT Security & Infrastructure, and C++ are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Access. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $55K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $67K. Information Systems Analysts with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $73K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Information Systems Analyst with more than 20 years of experience can earn $82K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,504

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For those looking to make money, Information Systems Analysts in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Information Systems Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+29 percent), New York (+21 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), and Sacramento (+8 percent). In San Antonio, salaries are 18 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Fort Wayne and San Diego are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 17 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Information Systems (IS) Analyst

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 129 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Information Systems (IS) Analyst Salaries




National Average
$62,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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