The average salary for Senior Business Analysts in the United States is $89K annually, and pay runs especially high in San Francisco, where the average is $134K. Senior Business Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+24 percent), New York (+21 percent), Boston (+14 percent), and Dallas (+9 percent). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$65,309 - $117,599
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MEDIAN: $88,637
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$28.46 - $73.14
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MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$65,309 - $117,599  
   
Bonus
$972 - $14,894  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $10,147  
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$66,915 - $125,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 921
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$28.46 - $73.14  
   
Overtime
$38.31 - $72.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$972 - $14,894  
   
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $10,147  
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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$66,915 - $125,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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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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Senior Business Analysts who go on to become Senior Product Managers of Software may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Product Managers of Software is $121K annually. More often than not, an Information Technology Project Manager role is the next step for Senior Business Analysts moving up in the field. Pay for Information Technology Project Managers is usually $86K. Many Senior Business Analysts choose to take on an IT Senior Project Manager role instead, where salaries are typically $112K.

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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.

Epsilon doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $73K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $92K and scope of pay is rather limited.

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


Senior Business Analysts report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Oracle, Process Improvement, Software Development Lifecycle, and Requirements Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word. Those familiar with Business Analysis also tend to know Project Management and Microsoft Office.

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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $79K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $89K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $97K in this role. Senior Business Analysts who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $102K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $92,212

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



National Average
$92,000



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

Process Improvement
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Oracle
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Business Analysis
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Requirements Analysis
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Software Development Lifecycle
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SQL
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Project Management
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UNIX
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National Average
$92,000

Data Analysis
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Microsoft Access
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 132 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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