Lead Systems Analyst Salary

With close to three-fifths of Lead Systems Analysts in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Lead Systems Analysts is $91K per year and can range from $65K on the lower end to $129K per year near the higher end. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $15K and $18K, respectively — total cash payment to Lead Systems Analysts can bottom out near $65K or peak near $129K depending on individual performance. Location and years of experience 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. For the most part, Lead Systems Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. 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.

$63,611 - $117,626
(Median)
$64K
$91K
$120K
MEDIAN: $90,652
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$24.37 - $81.70
(Median)
$24
$40
$82
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,611 - $117,626  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,152  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $18,121  
Total Pay (?
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$64,789 - $129,105  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 438
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$24.37 - $81.70  
   
Overtime
$19.73 - $56.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,152  
   
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $18,121  
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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$64,789 - $129,105  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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.

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Lead Systems Analysts who transition into new roles such as IT Senior Project Manager may see a slight upturn in salary. The average IT Senior Project Manager earns $111K per year. Lead Systems Analysts most frequently become Information Technology Project Managers and Information Technology Managers even though median compensation is $8K lower and $17K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Lead Systems Analyst


Survey takers working as Lead Systems Analysts report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Requirements Analysis, UNIX, Oracle, and Java are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 11 percent. Those listing Microsoft Access as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking and Microsoft Word also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Project Management also know SQL and Microsoft Excel. Those proficient in Microsoft Office are, more often than not, also skilled 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 Lead Systems Analysts, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $75K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $88K. For Lead Systems Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $98K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $102K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Lead Systems Analyst Salaries



National Average
$94,000



Skills That Affect Lead Systems Analyst Salaries

Requirements Analysis
up arrow 11%

up arrow 8%

up arrow 5%

Java
up arrow 2%

National Average
$94,000

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%

SQL
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

HTML
up arrow 3%



Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 5%


Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

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: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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