Lead Systems Analysts in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and close to three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $94K per year, but may range from $63K to $132K per year. Cash earnings for Lead Systems Analysts — including $17K in bonuses and $21K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $63K to $132K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a large number get vision benefits. There are more male Lead Systems Analysts than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 63 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$62,559 - $122,494
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MEDIAN: $94,062
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$24.98 - $53.77
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,559 - $122,494  
   
Bonus
$1,546 - $16,642  
Profit Sharing
$679 - $20,729  
Total Pay (?
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$63,433 - $132,089  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 229
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$24.98 - $53.77  
   
Overtime
$38.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,546 - $16,642  
   
Profit Sharing
$679 - $20,729  
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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$63,433 - $132,089  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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 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. A lot of Lead Systems Analysts advance their careers by becoming Information Technology Project Managers and Information Technology Managers. However, those positions offer $10K less and $19K less per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Lead Systems Analyst


Lead Systems Analysts seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Requirements Analysis, Oracle, UNIX, and Java are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 6 percent. Those listing Microsoft Access as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking and Visual Basic also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Microsoft Office tend to be well versed in Microsoft Excel and SQL. The majority of those who know 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Lead Systems Analysts. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $71K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $91K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $100K. Professionals boasting more than two decades of experience also boast a six-figure median salary of $110K.

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Experience Affects Lead Systems Analyst Salaries



National Average
$96,000



Skills That Affect Lead Systems Analyst Salaries


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UNIX
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Java
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SQL
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$96,000

Microsoft Office
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Project Management
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Microsoft SQL Server
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HTML
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Microsoft Access
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 82%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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