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

Senior Business Analysts in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and close to three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $85K annually, but may range from $66K to $124K per year. Overall cash earnings for Senior Business Analysts stretch from $66K on the lower end to $124K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $13K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. 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. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision insurance. The majority of Senior Business Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$63,790 - $112,843
(Median)
$64K
$85K
$110K
MEDIAN: $85,304
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$35.46 - $77.65
(Median)
$35
$52
$78
MEDIAN: $51.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,790 - $112,843  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,787  
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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$66,075 - $123,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,944
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$35.46 - $77.65  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $77.85  
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 - $12,787  
   
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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$66,075 - $123,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 191
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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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Though some Senior Business Analysts move into positions like IT Program Manager (where the average salary is $111K), this progression is not the norm. 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 $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, Software Development Lifecycle, Business Analysis, and Oracle are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Visual Basic, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft SQL Server. For most people, competency in Microsoft Office indicates knowledge of 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 many Senior Business Analysts, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $73K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $86K. Senior Business Analysts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $96K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $101K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Senior Business Analysts, San Jose offers exceptional salaries, 33 percent above the national average. Senior Business Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+26 percent), New York (+17 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), and Washington (+12 percent). Austin ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 7 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Tampa (4 percent lower) and Minneapolis (3 percent lower).

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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


Software Development Lifecycle
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Business Analysis
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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 Word
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Java
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Access
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HTML
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 450 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
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: 71% employee benefits None: 9%
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