$67,960
Avg. Salary
$33.50
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$3,869

Profit Sharing

$2,854

Commission

$13,000

The average pay for a Business Systems Analyst is $33.50 per hour.

The average pay for a Business Systems Analyst is $67,960 per year.

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$0$102K
Salary $49,339 - $96,146
Bonus $747 - $10,127
Profit Sharing $296 - $10,056
Commission $13,000
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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$49,308 - $102,329
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 4 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,090
Hourly Data $0$68
Hourly Rate $19.82 - $60.07
Overtime $24.98 - $68.14
Annual Data $0$102K
Bonus $747 - $10,127
Commission $13,000
Profit Sharing $296 - $10,056
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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$49,308 - $102,329
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 4 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 606

Job Description for Business Systems Analyst

Business systems analysts are responsible for the analysis, adjustment and restructuring of different aspects of a business. It is a business systems analyst's responsibility to ensure that a business’s structure is meeting top output efficiency. Business system analysts work closely with individuals at all levels of employment to see what is and isn't working in the most efficient manner possible. They are responsible for interacting with and addressing employees at all levels in a professional manner while providing constructive criticism that is conducive to the restructuring of current systems. Travel may be required in order to gain a more intimate understanding of current methods of conducting business. Business systems analysts are responsible for identifying and addressing current and future business needs within the realms of currently accessible resources. They are responsible for advising on the allocation of resources in such a way that minimizes waste and maximizes efficient use and profitability. Most work for business systems analysts is done off site and requires little to no physical activity beyond walking, standing, driving and talking. Their positions are ongoing requiring multiple follow ups on completed work and flexible availability for future consultation. Business systems analysts must have a functional understanding of software systems and at least fundamental understanding of software coding. They must be completely proficient in Microsoft Office and have interpersonal communication skills. Business system analysts must be prepared to address any concerns that arise during any restructuring of existing systems and adequately explain advantages and disadvantages to any stem changes made under their supervision. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)


Business Systems Analyst Tasks

  • Determine solutions to business software/hardware system problems.
  • Analyze business processes and write system process specifications to be used.
  • Work with clients to determine their business needs to transform them into information technology system requirements.

Popular Employer Salaries for Business Systems Analyst


Many Business Systems Analysts can be found at Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Epsilon, and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), firms that are at the top of the field. The biggest paychecks can be found at Capital One Financial Corp — the median salary there is $100K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Navy Federal Credit Union, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), and Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, top-paying firms where Business Systems Analysts rake in a $81K, $77K, or $74K, respectively.

Other low-paying employers include Mckesson Health Solutions at $52K and Fiserv Inc at $59K, though some Business Systems Analysts there earn up to $107K.

Common Career Paths for Business Systems Analyst


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Though it's uncommon, some Business Systems Analysts move into roles as IT Senior Project Managers, where pay is an average $112K per year. Business Systems Analysts typically move into roles as Senior Business Analysts or Information Technology Project Managers, and those positions pay $15K more and $16K more, respectively.

Business Systems Analyst Job Listings

Popular Skills for Business Systems Analyst


Business Systems Analysts seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Oracle, Requirements Analysis, Microsoft Visio, and Business Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 6 percent, 5 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Office. A tool kit that includes Requirements Analysis also typically contains Project Management and Data Analysis. The majority of those who know Business Analysis also know Data Analysis and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Systems Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Business Systems Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Business Systems Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 1,650 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Business Systems Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 1,012 salaries. An experienced Business Systems Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 634 salaries. A Business Systems Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 171 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,700

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Business Systems Analysts, 42 percent above the national average. Business Systems Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+14 percent), Washington (+14 percent), New York (+13 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). In Minneapolis, salaries are 8 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Philadelphia and Houston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Business Systems Analyst Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Business Systems Analyst?

Business Systems Analyst in Salt Lake City:
"Envision Processes."
Practice envisioning business processes and procedures and how they can be more efficient. As you help others look at what they are doing, you will be better able to help them first define the processes they have and then where they can improve. This will also help root out requirements for systems, as well as other organizational factors that affect the business.

Business Systems Analyst in St. Petersburg:
"Go for challenges."
Learn as much languages as you can, attention to detail, be a good listener, be very organized, manage time accordingly, be proactive, be a good problem solver.

Business Systems Analyst in Lewiston:
"Work flexibility, stress level."
Pros: Work from home, flexible, less stress, people I work with.
Cons: I do not dislike anything.

Business Systems Analyst in Dallas:
"Great to grow skills."
Pros: Creative flexibility and problem solving.
Cons: Lack of authority to make impactful changes. Work environment. Poor pay.

Business Systems Analyst in Minneapolis:
Pros: Variety of work.
Cons: Constant reorgs.

Business Systems Analyst in Kalamazoo:
"Meh."
Pros: I have a great manager.
Cons: Terrible pay and benefits. No raises.

Business Systems Analyst in Las Vegas:
"Making A Difference."
Pros: Being in a position to not only influence but directly drive positive change is a great positive take away in my time with Vitacost. Being able to outright design solutions (with feedback from stakeholders) and then create technical/functional requirements in which a developer would code directly to is a boon in terms of getting things done.
Cons: Lack of project focus. Inept project manager that only got in the way without providing any intrinsic value. Constant shifting priorities - e.g. Spending a great deal of time focusing on one project; only to find out that a different *brand new* project has suddenly taken precedence. Lack of a consistent direction. Questionable hiring practices and lack of upward mobility and recognition. Efforts and successes are not marketed well enough.

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Key Stats for Business Systems Analyst

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 956 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Business Systems Analyst Salaries

▲33%

▲20%

▲8%

National Average
$70,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Business Systems Analyst Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 956 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 10%