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

The majority of Senior Business Analysts in the United States — about three in five — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $67K to $125K per year, and the median is $87K annually. Cash earnings for Senior Business Analysts — including $14K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $67K to $125K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Men working as Senior Business Analysts who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 55 percent. Work is enjoyable for Senior Business Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$65,126 - $114,536
(Median)
$65K
$87K
$110K
MEDIAN: $86,740
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$35.32 - $77.36
(Median)
$35
$53
$77
MEDIAN: $52.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$65,126 - $114,536  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,553  
Profit Sharing
$520 - $10,007  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$67,388 - $124,547  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,767
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$35.32 - $77.36  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $75.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,553  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$520 - $10,007  
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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$67,388 - $124,547  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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Job Description for Sr. Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems)

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

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


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Senior Business Analysts sometimes assume positions such as Senior Product Managers of Software. That role pays $121K per year on average. Going from Senior Business Analyst to Information Technology Project Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Information Technology Project Managers is $86K. Many others choose to work as IT Senior Project Managers, where pay is typically $111K.

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


Survey results imply that Senior Business Analysts deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Requirements Analysis, Oracle, Business Analysis, and Software Development Lifecycle are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, Visual Basic, and Microsoft Access. Those educated in Business Analysis tend to be well versed in Project Management.

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

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


Senior Business Analysts with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $76K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $87K. For Senior Business Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $97K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $101K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $90,979

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

For Senior Business Analysts, busy San Jose offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 31 percent above the national average. Senior Business Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+27 percent), New York (+24 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), and Washington (+13 percent). Austin is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 8 percent.

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Experience Affects Sr. Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) Salaries



National Average
$91,000



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

Requirements Analysis
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Business Analysis
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Oracle
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Software Development Lifecycle
0%

National Average
$91,000

Project Management
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Process Improvement
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SQL
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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Data Analysis
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Microsoft Excel
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 337 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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