Senior Technical Analyst Salary

A little more than half of Senior Technical Analysts in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $50K to $115K per year, and the average comes out to $80K annually. Overall cash earnings for Senior Technical Analysts stretch from $50K on the lower end to $115K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $12K from bonuses and $7K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Senior Technical Analysts survey respondents are men (74 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Senior Technical Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$51,979 - $112,721

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$17.87 - $46.42

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,979 - $112,721  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,326  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $7,047  
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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$50,388 - $115,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 435
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$17.87 - $46.42  
   
Overtime
$29.19 - $81.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,326  
   
Profit Sharing
$993 - $7,047  
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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$50,388 - $115,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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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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Senior Technical Analysts' salaries may sharply decline when they move into higher-end positions like Senior Technical Support Analyst. The typical income for a Senior Technical Support Analyst is $60K.

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Popular Skills for Senior Technical Analyst


Senior Technical Analysts seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Technical Analysis, Java/J2EE, Microsoft SQL Server, and PL/SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 12 percent. Those listing Troubleshooting as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Active Directory and Microsoft Office also typically command lower compensation. Competency in Microsoft SQL Server frequently indicates knowledge of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Technical Analyst

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


For Senior Technical Analysts, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $67K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $79K. On average, Senior Technical Analysts make $84K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Senior Technical Analysts with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $95K.

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Experience Affects Senior Technical Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%


National Average
$80,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Senior Technical Analyst Salaries

Technical Analysis
up arrow 12%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 8%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 5%

PL/SQL
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 1%

National Average
$80,000

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 3%

Oracle
up arrow 4%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%

Data Analysis
up arrow 11%

Customer Service
up arrow 15%

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 28%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 28%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 8%
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