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Lead Systems Analyst Salary

Lead Systems Analysts in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with close to three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $88K per year on average but can range from $64K to $124K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $15K, total cash payment to Lead Systems Analysts can bottom out at $64K or peak near $124K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. 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. Most Lead Systems Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$62,399 - $114,558
(Median)
$62K
$88K
$110K
MEDIAN: $88,381
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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
$62,399 - $114,558  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,992  
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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$63,694 - $124,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 454
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$21.53 - $81.70  
   
Overtime
$20.00 - $55.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,992  
   
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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$63,694 - $124,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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 often move into Information Technology Project Manager or Information Technology Manager roles. However, the former pays $5K less on average, and the latter pays $15K less.

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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 5 percent, respectively. 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. Those educated in Microsoft Office tend to be well versed 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $96K. 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 $101K.

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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 5%

UNIX
up arrow 2%

Java
up arrow 2%

HTML
0%

National Average
$91,000

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%

SQL
up arrow 2%

Project Management
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 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 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: 8%
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