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

Just below three-fifths of Senior Business Analysts in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $63K to $123K per year, and the average number comes out to $83K annually. Total cash compensation to Senior Business Analysts bottoms out near $63K and approaches $123K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $13K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The greater part report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Senior Business Analysts (56 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$61,550 - $110,621
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MEDIAN: $83,196
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$30.50 - $79.29
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,550 - $110,621  
   
Bonus
$411.16 - $13,339  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $10,342  
Commission
$0.00 - $23,399  
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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$63,476 - $122,533  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,861
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$30.50 - $79.29  
   
Overtime
$1.33 - $79.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$411.16 - $13,339  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $23,399  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $10,342  
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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$63,476 - $122,533  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 316
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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 IT Program Managers, where earnings are typically $110K annually. Given that the typical pay is $86K, it may be surprising to find that an Information Technology Project Manager is the most common role for Senior Business Analysts to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into an IT Senior Project Manager role — which pays $110K — is also typical for Senior Business Analysts, though less common by comparison.

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

Survey results imply that Senior Business Analysts deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Software Development Lifecycle, Requirements Analysis, Business Analysis, and Oracle are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 7 percent, 7 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Visual Basic , Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft SQL Server. Those proficient in Microsoft Office are, more often than not, also skilled 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $72K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $84K. For Senior Business Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $94K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $97K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make. Senior Business Analysts with 10 to 20 years of experience are most common in the field, followed by those with one to 10 years and more than 20 years.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
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Senior Business Analysts will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 29 percent. Also paying near the top of the field are New York, Washington, Boston, and Portland, where Senior Business Analysts annually earn 18 percent, 13 percent, 11 percent, and 9 percent more than the national average. Phoenix ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 13 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Austin (7 percent less) and Minneapolis (4 percent less).

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

National Average
$87,000

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

Oracle
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Project Management
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National Average
$87,000
SQL
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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HTML
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Access
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 904 votes.

Gender

Female
44%
female alumni
 
Male
56%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 11%