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

Senior Business Analysts who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up just under three-fifths of Senior Business Analysts. Pay fluctuates from $64K to $123K per year, but expected earnings average $84K per year. Total cash earnings of Senior Business Analysts range from $64K on the low end to $123K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $13K and $10K, respectively. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Senior Business Analysts are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 56 percent of the field. The majority of Senior Business Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$62,213 - $111,314
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MEDIAN: $83,734
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$32.54 - $79.50
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,213 - $111,314  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,840  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $10,084  
Commission
$0.00 - $23,399  
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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$64,133 - $122,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,551
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$32.54 - $79.50  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $77.47  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,840  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $23,399  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $10,084  
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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$64,133 - $122,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 269
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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 IT Program Managers. That role pays $111K per year on average. The most common promotion for Senior Business Analysts is an Information Technology Project Manager position, which usually brings in $86K a year. Another standard transition for Senior Business Analysts seeking advancement is to assume an IT Senior Project Manager role, where pay is often $110K.

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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, Software Development Lifecycle, Business Analysis, and Oracle are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Visual Basic, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft SQL Server. Those proficient in Microsoft Office are, more often than not, also skilled in Requirements Analysis.

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.


For Senior Business Analysts, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $72K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $85K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Senior Business Analysts bring in $95K after working for 10 to 20 years. Senior Business Analysts who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $98K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Senior Business Analysts, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 28 percent above the national average. Senior Business Analysts will also find cushy salaries in New York (+18 percent), Washington (+14 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Boston (+10 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Phoenix, 13 percent below the national average. Workers in Austin and Minneapolis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (5 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).

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



National Average
$88,000



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



Business Analysis
up arrow 4%

Oracle
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Java
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Project Management
0%

National Average
$88,000

SQL
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HTML
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Access
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Microsoft Word
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Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 736 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 11%