Lead Systems Analyst Salary

Lead Systems Analysts in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and nearly three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $89K per year, but may range from $64K to $127K per year. The range in cash compensation to Lead Systems Analysts ($64K to $127K) includes potential earnings of $15K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Lead Systems Analysts who answered the questionnnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Lead Systems Analysts. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$62,842 - $116,397
(Median)
$63K
$89K
$120K
MEDIAN: $88,972
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90%

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

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,842 - $116,397  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,042  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $15,000  
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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$64,134 - $126,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 446
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$21.53 - $81.70  
   
Overtime
$19.87 - $55.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,042  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $15,000  
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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$64,134 - $126,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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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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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 $110K on average per year. Lead Systems Analysts most frequently become Information Technology Project Managers and Information Technology Managers even though median compensation is $6K lower and $15K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Lead Systems Analyst


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Requirements Analysis, Oracle, Java, and UNIX are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Access, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Microsoft Word. The majority of those who know 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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $73K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $86K. Lead Systems Analysts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $97K. Lead Systems Analysts with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $102K.

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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 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 9%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 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: 90% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 8%
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