Lead Systems Analyst Salary

Slightly less than two-thirds of Lead Systems Analysts in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $63K to $134K per year, and the average comes out to $95K per year. In the world of Lead Systems Analysts, overall income ranges from $63K near the bottom to $134K at the top; this can include more than $17K from bonuses and more than $23K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Lead Systems Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a large number collect vision insurance. The majority of Lead Systems Analysts (65 percent) survey respondents are male. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$65,058 - $123,404
$65K
$95K
$120K
MEDIAN: $94,578
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50%
90%

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$18.87 - $63.70
$19
$40
$64
MEDIAN: $40.49
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$0$134K
Salary $65,058 - $123,404
Bonus $1,208 - $17,879
Profit Sharing $685 - $23,183
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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$62,424 - $134,053
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 242
Hourly Data $0$68
Hourly Rate $18.87 - $63.70
Overtime $37.35
Annual Data $0$134K
Bonus $1,208 - $17,879
Profit Sharing $685 - $23,183
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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$62,424 - $134,053
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 22

Job Description for Lead Systems Analyst

The lead systems analyst is responsible for process analysis and identifying system requirements. They also help identify and implement information system solutions that support efficient, effective work. The lead systems analyst typically develops and manages plans for new information system applications. Additionally, they administer system applications and becomes a point person on systems functionality.

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Lead Systems Analyst Tasks

  • Lead, mentor and develop a team of computer or systems analysts on computer and information related projects.
  • Work with clientele to make sure all needs are met by the new or improved implemented system.
  • May work with other software or hardware developers.
  • Analyze data for new possible systems to implement or old systems to improve.

Common Career Paths for Lead Systems Analyst


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Lead Systems Analysts may enjoy a small increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder to roles like IT Senior Project Manager, which pays $112K on average annually. Many Lead Systems Analysts go on to become Information Technology Project Managers or Information Technology Managers despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $11K lower and $19K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Lead Systems Analyst


Lead Systems Analysts seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Oracle, Requirements Analysis, UNIX, and Java are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 4 percent. Those listing Microsoft Access as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Word and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Project Management are also skilled in SQL and Microsoft Excel. Those familiar with Microsoft Office also tend to know Microsoft Excel and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Lead Systems Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Lead Systems Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Lead Systems Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 41 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Lead 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 $92,000 based on 108 salaries. An experienced Lead Systems Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 135 salaries. A Lead 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 $105,000 based on 35 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $96,944

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

Lead Systems Analysts will find that Seattle offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 33 percent. Lead Systems Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+20 percent), Cincinnati (+7 percent), Los Angeles (+5 percent), and Houston (+1 percent). Lead Systems Analysts in New York report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 36 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Orlando and Atlanta (20 percent lower and 16 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Lead Systems Analyst

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Lead Systems Analyst Salaries

▲8%

▲3%

National Average
$97,000

▼6%

▼25%

Skills That Affect Lead Systems Analyst Salaries

▲4%


▲3%

▲2%

National Average
$97,000

SQL
▼1%





Visual Basic (VB)
▼8%

HTML
▼10%


Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼13%


Microsoft Access
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
no benefits
None: 4%