Lead Systems Analyst Salary

Nearly three-fifths of Lead Systems Analysts in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $64K to $128K per year, and the average comes out to $89K per year. Total cash compensation to Lead Systems Analysts bottoms out near $64K and approaches $128K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $15K from bonuses and almost $18K from profit sharing. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Lead Systems Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Lead Systems Analysts who answered the questionnnaire. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$62,959 - $116,842
(Median)
$63K
$89K
$120K
MEDIAN: $89,074
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$21.53 - $81.70
(Median)
$22
$38
$82
MEDIAN: $37.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary 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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,959 - $116,842  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,118  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $17,879  
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).
)
$64,238 - $127,569  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 442
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$21.53 - $81.70  
   
Overtime
$19.73 - $56.26  
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.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,118  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $17,879  
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).
)
$64,238 - $127,569  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


As Lead Systems Analysts transition into upper-level roles such as IT Senior Project Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. IT Senior Project Managers earn $111K on average per year. A lot of Lead Systems Analysts advance their careers by becoming Information Technology Project Managers and Information Technology Managers. However, those positions offer $6K less and $16K less per year on average.

Systems Analyst Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Lead Systems Analyst


Survey results imply that Lead Systems Analysts deploy a deep pool of 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. Those familiar with Microsoft Office also tend to know SQL and Microsoft Excel.

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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $73K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $86K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $97K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $102K.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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 3%

Java
up arrow 1%

UNIX
up arrow 1%

National Average
$92,000

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%

HTML
up arrow 1%

SQL
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 3%




Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 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
42%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 8%
ADVERTISEMENT