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

Computer Systems Sr. Business Analysts in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with more than half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $87,426 per year, on average, but can range from $63,476 to $122,533 per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing—peaking near $13,339 and $10,342, respectively—total cash payment can bottom out near $61,550 or peak near $110,621. Residency and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and more than half get vision benefits. Men just barely outnumber women in the field at 56 percent. Most Computer Systems Sr. Business Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Sr. Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) Salary (?
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$61,550 - $110,621
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MEDIAN: $83,196
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Sr. Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) Salary (?
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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  
PayScale
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  
PayScale
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 Computer Systems Sr. Business Analysts—though it's uncommon—that transition into IT Program Managers, where earnings can rise by $23K annually. Computer Systems Sr. Business Analysts go on to become IT Project Managers more often than anything else despite lower paychecks (-$1,867). Computer Systems Sr. Business Analysts can find higher salaries (+$22K) when they move into a Senior IT Project Manager role, another well-traveled path for those in this field.

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

Computer Systems Sr. Business Analysts report using a large range of skills on the job. 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. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Visual Basic (VB), Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft SQL Server. Those educated in Microsoft Office tend to be well-versed 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.
In most cases, Computer Systems Sr. Business Analysts can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. Workers new to the field can expect to earn $77K, increasing to $84K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $100K. Once they've gotten two decades of experience under their belts, Computer Systems Sr. Business Analysts encounter slower salary growth; at this point, they earn $100K annually. Computer Systems Sr. 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. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are hardest to find.

Pay Difference By Location

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For those looking to make money, Computer Systems Sr. Business Analysts in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. New York, Washington, Boston, and Portland also offer top salaries for Computer Systems Sr. Business Analysts. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 18 percent, 13 percent, 11 percent, and 9 percent more, respectively. Phoenix is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 13 percent. Workers in Austin and Minneapolis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (-7 percent and -4 percent).

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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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$87,000
SQL
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Access
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Job Satisfaction

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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%
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