Senior Systems Analyst Salary

Compared to the national salary average for Senior Systems Analysts, those in the same line of work who choose to work for Starbucks Corporation enjoy much larger paychecks — $125K on average versus $86K per year. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Lockheed Martin Corp, T-Mobile, Inc., and Qualcomm Inc, top-paying firms where Senior Systems Analysts rake in a whopping $116K, $104K, or $99K, respectively. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$62,851 - $114,763
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MEDIAN: $86,460
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$24.78 - $69.30
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$62,851 - $114,763  
   
Bonus
$713 - $14,887  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,113  
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$63,209 - $121,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,763
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$24.78 - $69.30  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.00  
Overtime
$33.96 - $71.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$713 - $14,887  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,113  
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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$63,209 - $121,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 144

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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.

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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. Senior Systems Analysts most often advance into Information Technology Project Manager and Information Technology Manager positions even though the median salaries are $3K lower and $11K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Systems Analyst


Survey takers working as Senior Systems Analysts report using a large range of professional skills. 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 proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in SQL. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Office are also skilled in Project Management and 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: $88,566

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San Diego offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Systems Analysts, 18 percent above the national average. Senior Systems Analysts will also find cushy salaries in New York (+14 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), Houston (+13 percent), and Los Angeles (+12 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 13 percent south of the national average, can be found in Indianapolis. Employers pay around 7 percent less in St. Louis and 5 percent less in St. Paul, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Senior Systems Analyst

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 270 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

▲9%

▲3%

National Average
$89,000

▼5%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Senior Systems Analyst Salaries

C++
▲4%

▲2%

▲2%

▲2%


SQL
▲1%


ASP.NET
▼0%

National Average
$89,000

C#
▼2%







Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 270 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

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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