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

The majority of Senior Business Analysts in the United States — slightly less than two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $68K to $129K per year, and the median is $90K annually. With some bonuses approaching $15K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $12K, overall incomes of Senior Business Analysts spread between $68K and $129K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by tenure and the individual firm. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision insurance. Male Senior Business Analysts are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 55 percent of the field. For the most part, Senior Business Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$67,069 - $120,446
$67K
$90K
$120K
MEDIAN: $89,781
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$28.99 - $74.59
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MEDIAN: $49.15
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,069 - $120,446  
   
Bonus
$991 - $15,194  
Profit Sharing
$304.98 - $11,836  
Total Pay (?
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$67,956 - $128,657  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,105
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Hourly Rate
$28.99 - $74.59  
   
Overtime
$35.64 - $71.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$991 - $15,194  
   
Profit Sharing
$304.98 - $11,836  
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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$67,956 - $128,657  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 112

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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)


Those at Accenture can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $83K.

Senior Business Analysts will find the worst pay at Epsilon, where the median salary crawls in at $73K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $92K, leaving little room for growth.

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. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Access. It is often found that people who know Business Analysis are also skilled in 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: $93,082

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

For those looking to make money, Senior Business Analysts in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Senior Business Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+16 percent), Houston (+7 percent), Chicago (+7 percent), and Denver (+7 percent). Senior Business Analysts in Indianapolis make 20 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Plano (16 percent lower) and Charlotte (10 percent lower).

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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 180 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Sr. Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) Salaries

▲9%

▲5%

National Average
$93,000

▼3%

▼15%

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


▲1%


Requirements Analysis
▼0%



National Average
$93,000

Software Development Lifecycle
▼1%

SQL
▼1%

▼1%







Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 180 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 10%
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