Lead Systems Analyst Salary

Nearly three in five of Lead Systems Analysts in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $65K to $127K per year, but median earnings come to around $89K annually. Total cash earnings of Lead Systems Analysts range from $65K on the low end to $127K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $15K and $18K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Lead Systems Analysts who answered the questionnnaire. Job satisfaction for Lead Systems Analysts is high. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$63,246 - $117,301

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$21.85 - $80.54

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,246 - $117,301  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,018  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $18,000  
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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$64,530 - $127,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 437
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$21.85 - $80.54  
   
Overtime
$19.73 - $56.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,018  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $18,000  
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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$64,530 - $127,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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Job Description for Lead Systems Analyst

The lead systems analyst is responsible for process analysis and identifying system requirements. They also help identify and implement information system solutions that support efficient, effective work. The lead systems analyst typically develops and manages plans for new information system applications. Additionally, they administer system applications and becomes a point person on systems functionality.

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Lead Systems Analyst Tasks

  • May work with other software or hardware developers.
  • Analyze data for new possible systems to implement or old systems to improve.
  • Lead, mentor and develop a team of computer or systems analysts on computer and information related projects.
  • Work with clientele to make sure all needs are met by the new or improved implemented system.

Common Career Paths for Lead Systems Analyst


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At the upper end, Lead Systems Analysts who move into an IT Senior Project Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for IT Senior Project Managers is a much higher $110K per year. Lead Systems Analysts most frequently advance into Information Technology Project Manager and Information Technology Manager roles even though the median salaries are $6K lower and $16K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Lead Systems Analyst


Lead Systems Analysts seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Requirements Analysis, Oracle, Java, and UNIX are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Access, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Microsoft Word. Most people familiar with Project Management also know SQL and Microsoft Excel. Most people skilled in Microsoft Office are similarly competent in Microsoft Excel and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Lead Systems Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Lead Systems Analysts, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $73K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $86K. On average, Lead Systems Analysts make $97K following one to two decades on the job. Lead Systems Analysts who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $102K on average.

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Experience Affects Lead Systems Analyst Salaries



National Average
$92,000



Skills That Affect Lead Systems Analyst Salaries

Requirements Analysis
up arrow 16%

Oracle
up arrow 2%

Java
up arrow 1%

UNIX
up arrow 1%

National Average
$92,000

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%

HTML
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 3%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 4%




Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 8%
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