Senior Systems Analyst Salary

With a median pay of $125K, Starbucks Corporation Senior Systems Analysts make much more than the national average ($87K annually) for those in this field. Senior Systems Analysts will also find cushy salaries at Lockheed Martin Corp (+$116K), T-Mobile, Inc. (+$104K), and Qualcomm Inc (+$99K). This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$63,349 - $115,651
$63K
$87K
$120K
MEDIAN: $87,150
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50%
90%

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$24.03 - $70.74
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$39
$71
MEDIAN: $39.45
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$0$121K
Salary $63,349 - $115,651
Bonus $612 - $14,956
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,040
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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$63,282 - $121,968
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,750
Hourly Data $0$70
Hourly Rate $24.03 - $70.74
Hourly Tips $4.00
Overtime $32.80 - $70.96
Annual Data $0$121K
Bonus $612 - $14,956
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,040
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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$63,282 - $121,968
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 144

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Job Description for Senior Systems Analyst

Senior systems analysts are in charge of implementing and analyzing complex systems for their organizations, which includes planning development, testing, and deployment processes for various departments, and they report their progress to informational systems managers.

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Senior Systems Analyst Tasks

  • Conduct application testing and provide database management support.
  • Create and maintain documentation as necessary for operational and security audits.
  • Establish new users, manage access levels and reset passwords.
  • Analyze and route issues into the proper ticketing systems and update and close tickets in a timely manner.
  • Devise or modify procedures to solve problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations.

Common Career Paths for Senior Systems Analyst


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Senior Systems Analysts' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an IT Senior Project Manager. The average IT Senior Project Manager brings home $112K per year. A lot of Senior Systems Analysts advance their careers by becoming Information Technology Project Managers and Information Technology Managers. However, those positions offer $3K less and $12K less per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Senior Systems Analyst


Senior Systems Analysts report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in C++, Oracle, UNIX, and .NET are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Access, Microsoft Office, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people familiar with Microsoft Excel also know SQL. Skill sets containing Microsoft Office also tend to include Project Management and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Systems Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Senior Systems Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Systems Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 306 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior 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 $84,000 based on 767 salaries. An experienced Senior Systems Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 872 salaries. A Senior 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 $96,000 based on 370 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $89,372

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

For those looking to make money, Senior Systems Analysts in San Diego enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 16 percent above the national average. Senior Systems Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+13 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), Houston (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). With compensation 13 percent below the national average, Indianapolis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in St. Louis (8 percent lower) and St. Paul (6 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Senior Systems Analyst

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 313 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Senior Systems Analyst Salaries

▲8%

▲2%

National Average
$89,000

▼6%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Senior Systems Analyst Salaries

C++
▲3%

▲2%

▲1%

▲1%


SQL
▼0%

National Average
$89,000


ASP.NET
▼1%

C#
▼3%







Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 313 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 9%
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