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

With just under two-thirds of Senior Business Analysts in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $68K to $129K per year and averages out to $90K per year. Total cash earnings of Senior Business Analysts range from $68K on the low end to $129K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $15K and $12K, respectively. While years of experience and the specific company impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Men make up a slight majority of Senior Business Analysts (55 percent) who responded to the survey. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$67,594 - $121,174
$68K
$90K
$120K
MEDIAN: $90,366
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$28.99 - $75.01
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$75
MEDIAN: $48.99
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$0$129K
Salary $67,594 - $121,174
Bonus $1,002 - $15,240
Profit Sharing $301.20 - $11,745
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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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$68,294 - $129,490
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,160
Hourly Data $0$75
Hourly Rate $28.99 - $75.01
Overtime $34.23 - $73.26
Annual Data $0$129K
Bonus $1,002 - $15,240
Profit Sharing $301.20 - $11,745
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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$68,294 - $129,490
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 122

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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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While Senior Business Analysts do not often become Senior Product Managers of Software, the job pays $122K 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 $112K.

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

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


For Senior Business Analysts, comfortable salaries can be found at Accenture; in fact, median earnings sit around $83K, the highest in the area.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $58K to just $92K — but Epsilon offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $73K.

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


Senior Business Analysts seem to wield many 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include 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: $93,710

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

Senior Business Analysts will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 24 percent. Senior Business Analysts will also find cushy salaries in New York (+15 percent), Houston (+7 percent), Chicago (+6 percent), and Denver (+6 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Senior Business Analysts in Indianapolis earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Plano and Charlotte (17 percent lower and 11 percent lower, 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 192 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Sr. Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) Salaries

▲9%

▲5%

National Average
$94,000

▼4%

▼15%

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


▲1%




National Average
$94,000

Requirements Analysis
▼1%

SQL
▼1%

Software Development Lifecycle
▼2%

▼2%







Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 192 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 10%
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