Average Lead Business Analyst Salary

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The average salary for a Lead Business Analyst is $92,542.
MEDIAN $92,542
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$64k - $124k
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$306 - $10k
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$66k - $134k

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Job Description for Lead Business Analyst

Lead Business Analyst Tasks
  • Document user needs, design decisions and specifications for new and ongoing projects.
  • Coordinate user groups and business experts to collect and communicate relevant data.
  • Interview clients, present designs and manage communication and expectations.
  • Write recommendations and reports to inform decision making and data collection.
The top respondents for the job title Lead Business Analyst are from the companies Thomson Reuters, The Boston Consulting Group, Inc. and Allstate. Reported salaries are highest at Magenic Technologies where the average pay is $141,825. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The MITRE Corporation and The Boston Consulting Group, Inc., earning around $128,188 and $107,103, respectively. Fifth Third Bank (5/3 Bank) pays the lowest at around $84,881. Allstate and Thomson Reuters also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $100,438 and $102,000, respectively.

Career Paths

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Lead Business Analyst
Senior Business Analyst
Business Systems Analyst
Business Analyst, IT
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Lead Business Analyst

Skills in Business Analysis, Requirements Analysis, Project Management and Agile Software Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Lead Business Analyst

An early career Lead Business Analyst with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $76,564 based on 101 salaries. A mid-career Lead Business Analyst with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,810 based on 222 salaries. An experienced Lead Business Analyst with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,834 based on 255 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $104,365.
Employees with Lead Business Analyst in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 15.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (10.9% more) and New York, New York (9.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (11.7% less), Dallas, Texas (6.0% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (4.9% less).

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