Senior Systems Analyst Salary

Though nationally Senior Systems Analysts make an average $86K annually, those in this field can find the most generous pay at Starbucks Corporation, where the average salary is around $125K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Lockheed Martin Corp at $116K, T-Mobile, Inc. at $104K, and Qualcomm Inc, where Senior Systems Analysts annually earn $99K. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$62,536 - $114,364
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$86K
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MEDIAN: $85,779
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$25.06 - $69.50
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MEDIAN: $40.26
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,536 - $114,364  
   
Bonus
$773 - $15,061  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,839  
Total Pay (?
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$63,114 - $121,208  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,683
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Hourly Rate
$25.06 - $69.50  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.00  
Overtime
$35.78 - $71.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$773 - $15,061  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,839  
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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$63,114 - $121,208  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 142
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Job Description for Senior Systems Analyst

Senior systems analysts are in charge of implementing and analyzing complex systems for their organizations, which includes planning development, testing, and deployment processes for various departments, and they report their progress to informational systems managers.

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Senior Systems Analyst Tasks

  • Conduct application testing and provide database management support.
  • Create and maintain documentation as necessary for operational and security audits.
  • Establish new users, manage access levels and reset passwords.
  • Analyze and route issues into the proper ticketing systems and update and close tickets in a timely manner.
  • Devise or modify procedures to solve problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations.

Common Career Paths for Senior Systems Analyst


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Senior Systems Analysts who transition into an IT Senior Project Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $112K per year. Senior Systems Analysts most often advance into Information Technology Project Manager and Information Technology Manager positions even though the median salaries are $2K lower and $10K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Systems Analyst


Senior Systems Analysts report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in C++, Oracle, UNIX, and .NET are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Access, Microsoft Office, and Windows Operating System General Use. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to know SQL. Skill sets containing Microsoft Office also tend to include Project Management and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Systems Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $76K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $84K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $91K. Senior Systems Analysts who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $96K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $87,916

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

For those looking to make money, Senior Systems Analysts in San Diego enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 18 percent above the national average. Senior Systems Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+15 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), Houston (+14 percent), and Los Angeles (+13 percent). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Indianapolis is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in St. Louis and St. Paul (6 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Senior Systems Analyst

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 248 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Senior Systems Analyst Salaries

▲10%

▲4%

National Average
$88,000

▼4%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Senior Systems Analyst Salaries

C++
▲5%

▲3%

▲3%

SQL
▲2%

▲2%



ASP.NET
▼0%

National Average
$88,000

C#
▼1%







Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 248 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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