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

With nearly three in five 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 $67K to $125K per year and averages out to $87K per year. Overall cash earnings for Senior Business Analysts stretch from $67K on the lower end to $125K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $14K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Geographic location 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 55 percent of the field. A large number have medical and dental plans, and a fair number have vision insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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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There are some Senior Business Analysts — though it's uncommon — that transition into Senior Product Managers of Software, where earnings are an average $121K annually. As Senior Business Analysts progress in their field, many go on to become Information Technology Project Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $86K. Another common career choice for Senior Business Analysts is to move into an IT Senior Project Manager role — this promotion usually pays $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 seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use, Visual Basic, and Microsoft Access. The majority of those who know Business Analysis also know 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $76K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $87K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $97K. Senior Business Analysts who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $101K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $90,979

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

For those looking to make money, Senior Business Analysts in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 31 percent above the national average. Senior Business Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+27 percent), New York (+24 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), and Washington (+13 percent). Trailing the national average by 8 percent, Austin is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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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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