Sr. Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) Salary

The majority of Senior Business Analysts in the United States — just below two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $67K to $127K per year, and the median is $89K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $15K and $12K, respectively — total cash payment to Senior Business Analysts can bottom out near $67K or peak near $127K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by career length and the particular employer. The majority of Senior Business Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Senior Business Analysts making up 55 percent of survey respondents. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$65,744 - $119,338
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$89K
$120K
MEDIAN: $89,107
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$28.61 - $74.68
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MEDIAN: $49.20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$65,744 - $119,338  
   
Bonus
$974 - $15,187  
Profit Sharing
$299.20 - $12,164  
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$67,231 - $126,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 974
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$28.61 - $74.68  
   
Overtime
$35.87 - $72.17  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$974 - $15,187  
   
Profit Sharing
$299.20 - $12,164  
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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$67,231 - $126,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 92

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Job Description for Sr. Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems)

  • Create project plans for information technology development and testing.
  • Translate requirements into new information technology project specifications.
  • Identify, communicate, and manage risks associated with projects.
  • Identify business or customer requirements and information technology alternatives.

Common Career Paths for Sr. Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems)


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It's not very common for Senior Business Analysts to move on to become Senior Product Managers of Software. Average pay for a Senior Product Manager of Software is $122K annually. An Information Technology Project Manager role is the most prevalent career advancement for Senior Business Analysts. Paychecks for that role are $86K on average. The IT Senior Project Manager position is another common transition for Senior Business Analysts; in this role, salaries are typically at the $112K mark.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Sr. Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems)


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Accenture offers the most; Senior Business Analysts earn $83K on average there.

Salaries are easily beat at Epsilon, where median pay comes to just $73K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $58K and ending at $92K, range in salary is rather small.

Popular Skills for Sr. Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems)


Senior Business Analysts report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Process Improvement, Oracle, Data Analysis, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Access. The majority of those who know Business Analysis also know Project Management and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems)

Pay by Experience for a Sr. Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) has a positive trend. An entry-level Sr. Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 212 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sr. Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 430 salaries. An experienced Sr. Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 522 salaries. A Sr. Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 225 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $92,711

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

Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Senior Business Analysts, 26 percent higher than the national average. Senior Business Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+17 percent), Houston (+8 percent), Chicago (+7 percent), and Denver (+7 percent). Senior Business Analysts in Indianapolis report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 20 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Workers in Plano and Charlotte earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Sr. Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems)

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 151 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Sr. Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) Salaries

▲10%

▲6%

National Average
$93,000

▼3%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Sr. Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) Salaries


▲2%




Requirements Analysis
▼0%

Software Development Lifecycle
▼0%

SQL
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National Average
$93,000

▼1%







Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 151 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 9%
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