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Lead Systems Analyst Salary

Lead Systems Analysts in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent nearly three in five of Lead Systems Analysts. Salaries average out to around $88K annually and spread from $64K to $124K per year. Overall cash earnings for Lead Systems Analysts vary widely between $64K and $124K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $15K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. 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 workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$62,399 - $114,558
(Median)
$62K
$88K
$110K
MEDIAN: $88,285
10%
50%
90%

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$21.53 - $81.70
(Median)
$22
$38
$82
MEDIAN: $37.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,399 - $114,558  
   
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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$63,694 - $124,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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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$63,694 - $124,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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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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. Lead Systems Analysts most often advance into Information Technology Project Manager and Information Technology Manager positions even though the median salaries are $5K lower and $15K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Lead Systems Analyst


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. 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 pay less than market rate include Microsoft Access, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Microsoft Word. The majority of those who know Microsoft Office also know Microsoft Excel and SQL. Most people experienced in Project Management also 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.


Lead Systems Analysts do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $73K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $86K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Lead Systems Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $96K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income 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%

Java
up arrow 2%

UNIX
up arrow 2%

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 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 106 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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