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

Senior Business Analysts in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — nearly three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $66K to $124K per year, median earnings come to $85K per year. Total incomes of Senior Business Analysts incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $13K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $66K and $124K. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Senior Business Analysts making up 55 percent of survey respondents. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision plans. Work is enjoyable for Senior Business Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$63,975 - $112,936

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$35.29 - $77.86

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,975 - $112,936  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,830  
Profit Sharing
$1,008 - $9,985  
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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$66,054 - $123,997  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,913
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$35.29 - $77.86  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $77.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,830  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,008 - $9,985  
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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$66,054 - $123,997  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 187
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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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While Senior Business Analysts do not often become IT Program Managers, the job pays $111K per year on average. 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 $110K mark.

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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 Requirements Analysis, Software Development Lifecycle, UNIX, and Business Analysis 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, Visual Basic, and Microsoft SQL Server. Most people skilled in Microsoft Office are similarly competent 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.


Senior Business Analysts do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $73K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $86K. Senior Business Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $96K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $101K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Senior Business Analysts that is 27 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Senior Business Analysts will also find cushy salaries in New York (+19 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), Washington (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+8 percent). Austin ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 8 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Tampa (4 percent less) and Houston (3 percent less).

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



National Average
$90,000



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

Requirements Analysis
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Software Development Lifecycle
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Business Analysis
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UNIX
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Oracle
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National Average
$90,000

Project Management
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SQL
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Access
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HTML
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 430 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 9%
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