Senior Systems Analyst Salary

Senior Systems Analysts who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up just under two-thirds of Senior Systems Analysts. Pay fluctuates from $60K to $115K per year, but expected earnings average $82K annually. Overall cash earnings for Senior Systems Analysts stretch from $60K on the lower end to $115K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $13K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and tenure. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Senior Systems Analysts who answered the questionnnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Senior Systems Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,896 - $107,026

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$22.48 - $67.77

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Salary
$59,896 - $107,026  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,749  
Profit Sharing
$998 - $10,104  
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$60,226 - $114,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,992
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$22.48 - $67.77  
   
Overtime
$24.35 - $68.96  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,749  
   
Profit Sharing
$998 - $10,104  
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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$60,226 - $114,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 239
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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

  • 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.
  • Establish new users, manage access levels and reset passwords.
  • Conduct application testing and provide database management support.
  • Create and maintain documentation as necessary for operational and security audits.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Systems Analyst


Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, Accenture, Fidelity Investments, United Healthcare Group, and UST Global Inc are top-notch employers for Senior Systems Analysts in this area. Those at T-Mobile, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $104K. Senior Systems Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks at United Healthcare Group ($99K), Fidelity Investments ($96K), and Starbucks Corporation ($92K).

The consistently lowest paying firm is UST Global Inc, where the median salary is just $69K. There isn't much variation there, either; the pay scale ranges only from $51K to $90K. Cognizant, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($72K, $73K, and $74K respectively).

Popular Skills for Senior Systems Analyst


Survey results imply that Senior Systems Analysts deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Business Analysis, Java, Oracle, and UNIX are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Microsoft Access, and Windows Operating System General Use. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in SQL. Most people who know Microsoft Office also know 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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Senior Systems Analysts — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $74K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $80K on average. Senior Systems Analysts see a median salary of $88K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $94K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Senior Systems Analysts in Washington enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. Senior Systems Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+23 percent), Boston (+13 percent), Denver (+10 percent), and Houston (+8 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Pittsburgh, 8 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Philadelphia and Dallas (7 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Senior Systems Analyst Salaries



National Average
$85,000



Skills That Affect Senior Systems Analyst Salaries


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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 642 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 8%
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