With over one-half of Senior Technical Analysts in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $52K to $119K per year and averages out to $80K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Senior Technical Analysts can bottom out near $52K or peak near $119K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though the specific employer and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. Most Senior Technical Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Senior Technical Analysts who answered the questionnnaire. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$53,979 - $115,630
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$54K
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$120K
MEDIAN: $79,654
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$20.19 - $48.43
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$48
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,979 - $115,630  
   
Bonus
$995 - $10,394  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $7,096  
Total Pay (?
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$51,638 - $119,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 279
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.19 - $48.43  
   
Overtime
$30.11 - $65.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$995 - $10,394  
   
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $7,096  
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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$51,638 - $119,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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.

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Senior Technical Analysts may see a hefty downturn in earnings if they take top-notch roles like Senior Technical Support Analyst. The average pay for a Senior Technical Support Analyst is $61K.

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Popular Skills for Senior Technical Analyst


Survey takers working as Senior Technical Analysts report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Java/J2EE, Data Analysis, Information Technology Support, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 16 percent. Those listing Help Desk / Desktop Support as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Troubleshooting and Microsoft Active Directory also typically command lower compensation. Microsoft SQL Server and Project Management are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Technical Analyst

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $72K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $80K. Senior Technical Analysts with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $84K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $93K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Senior Technical Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%



National Average
$80,000


Skills That Affect Senior Technical Analyst Salaries

up arrow 16%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 9%

Data Analysis
up arrow 9%

SQL
up arrow 7%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft SQL Server
0%

National Average
$80,000

Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 3%

PL/SQL
up arrow 3%

Oracle
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 11%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 12%

Customer Service
up arrow 15%

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 29%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 29%

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 38%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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