Senior Technical Analyst Salary

Senior Technical Analysts earn around $80K annually on average in the United States, but employers pay the most in Washington, offering approximately $121K at the median. Senior Technical Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Charlotte (+26 percent), New York (+21 percent), Raleigh (+17 percent), and San Francisco (+12 percent). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$52,694 - $115,371
(Median)
$53K
$80K
$120K
MEDIAN: $80,260
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$18.29 - $47.64
(Median)
$18
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$48
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,694 - $115,371  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,210  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $8,000  
Commission
$2,000  
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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$50,953 - $117,784  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 503
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$18.29 - $47.64  
   
Overtime
$29.47 - $80.54  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,210  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $8,000  
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).
)
$50,953 - $117,784  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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Job Description for Senior Technical Analyst

Senior technical analysts are responsible for assessing and deploying effective strategies to solve technical issues while increasing productivity. They provide secure access to network data across many teams in the organization. Senior technical analysts are in charge of maintaining and troubleshooting system equipment including hardware devices. They also oversee the correct functioning of customer applications and database systems.

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Senior Technical Analyst Tasks

  • Report on root causes of problems, efficiency and support needs.
  • Document processes, standard operating procedures and system requirements.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve problems with products, software and processes.
  • Create solutions and integrate processes.

Common Career Paths for Senior Technical Analyst


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Compensation may take a strong hit for Senior Technical Analysts who move to positions like Senior Technical Support Analyst. Senior Technical Support Analysts usually make $61K.

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Popular Skills for Senior Technical Analyst


Survey results imply that Senior Technical Analysts deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Java/J2EE, Microsoft SQL Server, Technical Analysis, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Troubleshooting as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Active Directory and Help Desk / Desktop Support also typically command lower compensation. Those with knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server tend to be skilled in Project Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Technical Analyst

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


For many Senior Technical Analysts, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $68K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $80K. On average, Senior Technical Analysts make $84K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $97K.

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Experience Affects Senior Technical Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%



National Average
$80,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Senior Technical Analyst Salaries

Java/J2EE
up arrow 7%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 4%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 1%

PL/SQL
up arrow 1%

National Average
$80,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 3%

Oracle
up arrow 4%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 9%

Data Analysis
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 11%

Customer Service
up arrow 15%

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 24%

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 29%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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