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Lead Systems Analyst Salary (United States)

Lead Systems Analysts in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent three in five of Lead Systems Analysts. Salaries average out to around $87K per year and spread from $63K to $121K per year. In the world of Lead Systems Analysts, overall income ranges from $63K near the bottom to $121K at the top; this can include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Lead Systems Analysts who answered the questionnnaire. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Lead Systems Analyst Salary (?
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$61,769 - $112,046
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MEDIAN: $87,372
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Lead Systems Analyst Salary (?
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$17.58 - $87.41
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,769 - $112,046  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,806  
Profit Sharing
$98.63 - $8,744  
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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$62,602 - $121,089  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 462
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$17.58 - $87.41  
   
Overtime
$21.85 - $55.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,806  
   
Profit Sharing
$98.63 - $8,744  
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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$62,602 - $121,089  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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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Lead Systems Analysts may experience if they take an upper-level role like IT Senior Project Manager. The position pays an average $110K annually. A lot of Lead Systems Analysts advance their careers by becoming Information Technology Project Managers and Information Technology Managers. However, those positions offer $4K less and $14K less per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Lead Systems Analyst

Survey results imply that Lead Systems Analysts deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Business 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. 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. 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 $85K. Lead Systems Analysts see a median salary of $95K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $101K.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Minneapolis
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National Average
$90,000
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With a pay rate for Lead Systems Analysts that is 14 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Lead Systems Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+8 percent) and Minneapolis (+8 percent). In Atlanta, salaries are 5 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Lead Systems Analyst Salaries

National Average
$90,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Lead Systems Analyst Salaries

Business Analysis
up arrow 22%
Oracle
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UNIX
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Java
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Microsoft SQL Server
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National Average
$90,000
SQL
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Project Management
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HTML
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Microsoft Word
up arrow 9%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 10%
Microsoft Access
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
27%
female alumni
 
Male
73%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 8%