Senior Systems Analyst Salary

Though nationally Senior Systems Analysts make an average $87K annually, those in this field can find the most generous pay at Starbucks Corporation, where the average salary is around $125K. Other big spenders include Lockheed Martin Corp, T-Mobile, Inc., and Qualcomm Inc, top-paying firms where Senior Systems Analysts see paychecks nearing $116K, $104K, or $99K. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$62,983 - $115,336
$63K
$87K
$120K
MEDIAN: $86,686
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$24.44 - $69.91
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$0$121K
Salary $62,983 - $115,336
Bonus $777 - $14,825
Profit Sharing $-0.48 - $9,899
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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$63,244 - $121,659
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,719
Hourly Data $0$72
Hourly Rate $24.44 - $69.91
Hourly Tips $4.00
Overtime $33.49 - $72.92
Annual Data $0$121K
Bonus $777 - $14,825
Profit Sharing $-0.48 - $9,899
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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$63,244 - $121,659
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 139

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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an IT Senior Project Manager. The average IT Senior Project Manager brings home $112K per year. A lot of Senior Systems Analysts advance their careers by becoming Information Technology Project Managers and Information Technology Managers. However, those positions offer $3K less and $11K less per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Senior Systems Analyst


Senior Systems Analysts report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in C++, Oracle, UNIX, and .NET are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Access, Microsoft Office, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people skilled in Microsoft Office are similarly competent in Project Management and SQL. For most people, competency in Microsoft Excel indicates knowledge of SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Systems Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Senior Systems Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Systems Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 306 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Systems Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 767 salaries. An experienced Senior Systems Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 872 salaries. A Senior Systems Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 370 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $89,029

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

For Senior Systems Analysts, working in the bustling city of San Diego has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Senior Systems Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+14 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), Houston (+13 percent), and Los Angeles (+12 percent). Indianapolis is the lowest-paying area, 13 percent south of the national average. Workers in St. Louis and St. Paul earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Senior Systems Analyst

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 278 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Senior Systems Analyst Salaries

▲8%

▲2%

National Average
$89,000

▼5%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Senior Systems Analyst Salaries

C++
▲4%

▲2%

▲2%

▲1%


SQL
▼0%

National Average
$89,000


ASP.NET
▼1%


C#
▼3%






Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 278 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 9%
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