The average salary for a Senior Business Analyst is $78,404 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Senior Business Analyst Total Pay (?
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$55,659 - $103,405
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MEDIAN: $78,404
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Senior Business Analyst Total Pay (?
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$27.39 - $74.88
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MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,659 - $103,405  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,945  
Profit Sharing
$786 - $8,356  
Commission
$0.00 - $4,966  
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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$57,756 - $114,790  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,461
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$27.39 - $74.88  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $83.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,945  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $4,966  
Profit Sharing
$786 - $8,356  
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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$57,756 - $114,790  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,461
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Senior business analysts have a variety of responsibilities that can often be very complex depending on a myriad of issues. They are required to do several things that require a great business mind and the ability to comprehend and process a vast amount of information related to the needs of their organization. They need to quickly understand the data challenges of a client’s company and organization, as this is a crucial part of being successful on the job and helping a company thrive. Another key component of a senior business analyst's position includes identifying an organization’s strengths and weaknesses and suggesting areas where they can improve. Furthermore, after suggesting a solution (or solutions) that will assist an organization, they must review and edit specific requirements, specifications, business processes and recommendations to ensure their suggestion will be a successful as possible. They also develop functional specifications and system design details for a particular organization, as this requires a great amount of knowledge specific to an organizational need. Senior business analysts often take on much more complex projects than that of an average business analyst, thus making their job that much more difficult and complex. They must perform many other tasks that are related to their job title including assisting in the enforcement of project deadlines and schedules, communicating effectively with personnel, applying project standards, managing resources in accordance with project schedules, and delivering quality services to clients.
Senior Business Analyst Tasks
  • Collect data through interviews, surveys, web search, database search, or other methods.
  • Partner with various teams to identify key information gaps and plan to provide that information.
  • Synthesize and analyze information from various sources to identify trends, opportunities, and dangers.
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Experience Affects Senior Business Analyst Salaries

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Skills That Affect Senior Business Analyst Salaries

Business Intelligence
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Gender
Female
41%
female alumni
 
Male
59%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 9%
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