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Information Systems (IS) Analyst Salary

Average Information Systems Analysts in the United States make around $59K per year. 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 duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Information Systems Analysts are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 68 percent of professionals. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Information Systems Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$39,268 - $87,298
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$39K
$59K
$87K
MEDIAN: $58,656
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$14.56 - $37.85
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,268 - $87,298  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,852  
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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$36,630 - $88,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 726
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$14.56 - $37.85  
   
Overtime
$1.73 - $58.75  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,852  
   
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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$36,630 - $88,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 157

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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 an Information Technology Director role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Information Technology Director can earn $101K annually. Typical career progression for an Information Systems Analyst involves becoming a Senior Systems Analyst or an 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


Information Systems Analysts report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Oracle, Windows 2003 Server, UNIX, and Java are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office. Most people who know Microsoft Excel also know SQL. Most people skilled in Microsoft Office are similarly competent in 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 many Information Systems Analysts, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. 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. For Information Systems Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $66K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $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

Oracle
up arrow 7%

Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Java
up arrow 3%

UNIX
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 1%

Visual Basic (VB)
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National Average
$58,000

Microsoft Access
up arrow 3%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 4%

HTML
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 202 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%
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