Senior Business Analyst Salary

A Senior Business Analyst earns an average salary of $82,406 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in IT Consulting is associated with high pay for this job.

$61,348 - $111,665
$61K
$83K
$110K
MEDIAN: $82,711
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$29.00 - $74.36
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$49
$74
MEDIAN: $49.25
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$0$120K
Salary $61,348 - $111,665
Bonus $1,191 - $12,577
Profit Sharing $629 - $12,255
Commission $6,500
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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$62,880 - $120,973
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,497
Hourly Data $0$82
Hourly Rate $29.00 - $74.36
Overtime $27.49 - $82.43
Annual Data $0$120K
Bonus $1,191 - $12,577
Commission $6,500
Profit Sharing $629 - $12,255
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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$62,880 - $120,973
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 331

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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. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)


Senior Business Analyst Tasks

  • Synthesize and analyze information from various sources to identify trends, opportunities, and dangers.
  • Partner with various teams to identify key information gaps and plan to provide that information.
  • Collect data through interviews, surveys, web search, database search, or other methods.

Common Career Paths for Senior Business Analyst


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Senior Business Analyst Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Business Analyst

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Business Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Senior Business Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Business Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 1,612 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Business Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 2,126 salaries. An experienced Senior Business Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 1,765 salaries. A Senior Business Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 564 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $86,671

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Senior Business Analyst Reviews

Q: 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.

Senior Business Analyst in Washington:
"Fulfilling, more responsibility."
Pros: Added responsibility, challenging.
Cons: Not much difference between junior and senior level.

Senior Business Analyst in Des Moines:
"Sr. BIA."
Pros: I am able to work on many different tasks.
Cons: Sometimes there is no direction which leads to confusion.

Senior Business Analyst in Chicago:
"Bleh."
Pros: Its easy enough to do and isn't terribly difficult.
Cons: The stress that comes with always having to perform.

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Key Stats for Senior Business Analyst

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 728 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Senior Business Analyst Salaries

▲13%

▲9%

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National Average
$87,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Senior Business Analyst Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 728 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 9%
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