The average salary for a Senior Business Analyst is $82,195 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$60,756 - $110,668
(Median)
$61K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $82,194
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$31.06 - $73.81
(Median)
$31
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$74
MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,756 - $110,668  
   
Bonus
$1,027 - $12,456  
Profit Sharing
$504 - $11,562  
Commission
$8,000  
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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$62,577 - $119,848  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 4,658
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$31.06 - $73.81  
   
Overtime
$19.13 - $97.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,027 - $12,456  
   
Commission
$8,000  
Profit Sharing
$504 - $11,562  
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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$62,577 - $119,848  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 375
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Job Description for Senior Business Analyst

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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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $86,162

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Senior Business Analyst Reviews

What is it like working as a Senior Business Analyst?

Senior Business Analyst in Lewisville:
"My day to day."
Pros: I learn things every day. I am an asset to my company. There's always room for growth and opportunities.
Cons: A number of people are underpaid. Favoritism shown. Technology gross is that a minimal.

Senior Business Analyst in Saint Paul:
"High Volume Business."
Pros: The experience of learning and doing new things in a very complex and ambiguous business.
Cons: Poor and inadequate business tools; legacy mindset.

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Experience Affects Senior Business Analyst Salaries




National Average
$86,000


Skills That Affect Senior Business Analyst Salaries





Project Management
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Business Analysis
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Process Improvement
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National Average
$86,000

Business Intelligence
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SQL
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Microsoft Office
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Data Analysis
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 606 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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