The national average salary for Senior Systems Analysts is $86K annually; Starbucks Corporation pays the most in this field, though, offering a median salary of $123K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Lockheed Martin Corp, T-Mobile, Inc., and Qualcomm Inc, where earnings of $116K, $104K, or $99K are standard for Senior Systems Analysts. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$62,699 - $113,791
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MEDIAN: $86,090
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Salary
$62,699 - $113,791  
   
Bonus
$761 - $14,948  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,192  
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$63,336 - $120,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,774
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$25.35 - $70.64  
   
Overtime
$33.94 - $69.93  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$761 - $14,948  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,192  
Total Pay (?
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$63,336 - $120,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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

  • 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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As Senior Systems Analysts transition into upper-level roles such as IT Senior Project Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. IT Senior Project Managers earn $112K on average per year. Senior Systems Analysts most frequently become Information Technology Project Managers and Information Technology Managers even though median compensation is $2K lower and $11K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Systems Analyst


Survey results imply that Senior Systems Analysts deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in C++, Java, UNIX, and Oracle are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 5 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Access, Microsoft Office, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people experienced in Microsoft Excel also know SQL. Most people experienced in 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.


Senior Systems Analysts with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $76K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $85K. For Senior Systems Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $91K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $96K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $88,098

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

For Senior Systems Analysts, Houston provides a pay rate that is 16 percent greater than the national average. Senior Systems Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+15 percent), San Diego (+15 percent), Boston (+14 percent), and New York (+13 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 13 percent south of the national average, can be found in Indianapolis. Employers also pay below the national average in St. Louis (6 percent lower) and St. Paul (5 percent lower).

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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 262 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



National Average
$88,000



Skills That Affect Senior Systems Analyst Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 262 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: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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