Lead Systems Analyst Salary

The majority of Lead Systems Analysts in the United States — nearly three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $63K to $124K per year, and the median is $88K per year. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $15K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $63K and hits $124K on the high end. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Lead Systems Analysts is high. Male Lead Systems Analysts are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$62,253 - $114,155
(Median)
$62K
$88K
$110K
MEDIAN: $88,442
10%
50%
90%

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$20.20 - $81.09
(Median)
$20
$37
$81
MEDIAN: $37.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,253 - $114,155  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $15,101  
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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$63,401 - $124,126  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 455
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$20.20 - $81.09  
   
Overtime
$20.00 - $55.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $15,101  
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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$63,401 - $124,126  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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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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For Lead Systems Analysts, progressing to an IT Senior Project Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, an IT Senior Project Manager can earn $110K annually. Many Lead Systems Analysts advance into roles as Information Technology Project Managers or Information Technology Managers, but the median salaries are $5K lower and $15K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Lead Systems Analyst


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Requirements Analysis and Oracle are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent and 4 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Access, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Windows Operating System General Use. For most people, competency in Microsoft Office indicates knowledge of 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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $73K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $86K. Lead Systems Analysts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $96K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $102K.

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Experience Affects Lead Systems Analyst Salaries



National Average
$91,000



Skills That Affect Lead Systems Analyst Salaries

Requirements Analysis
up arrow 22%

Oracle
up arrow 4%

Java
up arrow 3%

UNIX
up arrow 1%

National Average
$91,000

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%

HTML
up arrow 1%

SQL
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 5%




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 110 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 9%