Average Computer Systems Analyst Salary

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The average salary for a Computer Systems Analyst is $67,766.
MEDIAN $67,766
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$45k - $98k
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$1 - $9k
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$42k - $98k

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Job Description for Computer Systems Analyst

Computer Systems Analyst Tasks
  • Monitor network and systems for performance, security, and other issues.
  • Recommend, install, configure, maintain, and upgrade all computer and networking software and hardware for use in an office, department, or small company.
  • Install, configure, maintain, upgrade, and troubleshoot file, email, and authentication servers, as well as Internet access and other networked services.
  • Assist users with software, hardware, and connectivity issues.
  • Translate requirements into new information technology project specifications.
The top respondents for the job title Computer Systems Analyst are from the companies Northrop Grumman Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corp and Accenture. Reported salaries are highest at InfoSys Limited where the average pay is $97,585. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Accenture and Northrop Grumman Corporation, earning around $89,778 and $74,157, respectively. Cognizant pays the lowest at around $65,000. Lockheed Martin Corp and Northrop Grumman Information Systems also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $72,500 and $73,469, respectively.

Career Paths

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Computer Systems Analyst
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Popular Skills for Computer Systems Analyst

Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Excel, SQL, Microsoft Office and Windows Operating System General Use.

Pay by Experience Level for Computer Systems Analyst

An entry-level Computer Systems Analyst with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $55,994 based on 36 salaries. An early career Computer Systems Analyst with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,608 based on 280 salaries. A mid-career Computer Systems Analyst with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,531 based on 223 salaries. An experienced Computer Systems Analyst with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,418 based on 228 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $85,195.
Employees with Computer Systems Analyst in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 22.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (12.1% more) and Houston, Texas (8.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (8.9% less), New York, New York (1.9% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (1.4% less).

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