Lead Systems Analyst Salary

Lead Systems Analysts in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with slightly less than two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $94K per year on average but can range from $61K to $131K per year. Overall cash earnings for Lead Systems Analysts stretch from $61K on the lower end to $131K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $16K from bonuses and $23K from profit sharing. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Lead Systems Analysts is high. There are more male Lead Systems Analysts than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 65 percent. Almost all have medical and dental plans, and a large number have vision insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$63,224 - $121,735
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MEDIAN: $93,873
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$18.67 - $55.17
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MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,224 - $121,735  
   
Bonus
$1,473 - $16,282  
Profit Sharing
$685 - $23,183  
Total Pay (?
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$61,359 - $131,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 243
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$18.67 - $55.17  
   
Overtime
$35.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,473 - $16,282  
   
Profit Sharing
$685 - $23,183  
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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$61,359 - $131,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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

  • 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.
  • May work with other software or hardware developers.
  • Analyze data for new possible systems to implement or old systems to improve.

Common Career Paths for Lead Systems Analyst


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Lead Systems Analysts may enjoy a small increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder to roles like IT Senior Project Manager, which pays $112K on average annually. Lead Systems Analysts most frequently become Information Technology Project Managers and Information Technology Managers even though median compensation is $10K lower and $18K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Lead Systems Analyst


Survey results imply that Lead Systems Analysts deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Oracle, Requirements Analysis, UNIX, and Java are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 5 percent. Those listing Microsoft Access as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Word and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Project Management are, more often than not, also skilled in 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

Pay by Experience for a Lead Systems Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Lead Systems Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 41 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Lead Systems Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 108 salaries. An experienced Lead Systems Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 135 salaries. A Lead Systems Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 35 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $95,831

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Home to some of the best pay for Lead Systems Analysts, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 34 percent above the national average. Lead Systems Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+22 percent), Cincinnati (+9 percent), Los Angeles (+6 percent), and Houston (+3 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Lead Systems Analysts is geography, with workers in New York earning a whopping 35 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Orlando (19 percent lower) and Atlanta (15 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Lead Systems Analyst

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Lead Systems Analyst Salaries

▲9%

▲5%

National Average
$96,000

▼4%

▼25%

Skills That Affect Lead Systems Analyst Salaries


▲5%

▲4%

▲3%

SQL
▼0%

National Average
$96,000




Visual Basic (VB)
▼6%


HTML
▼9%


Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼12%


Microsoft Access
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
no benefits
None: 4%
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