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.
|Salary||$62,870 - $113,753|
|Bonus||$506 - $14,621|
|Profit Sharing||$250 - $10,272|
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|$63,136 - $120,412|
|Hourly Rate||$24.69 - $69.49|
|Overtime||$33.11 - $73.94|
|Bonus||$506 - $14,621|
|Profit Sharing||$250 - $10,272|
|Total Pay (||$63,136 - $120,412|
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.Read More...
Strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask on separate projects are important for senior systems analysts, and their main responsibilities often focus on software design, programming, and application maintenance. They also develop efficient budgets, troubleshoot problems, manage risks, and schedule deadlines for technical deliveries. They generally use a personal computer to troubleshoot, modify, and maintain specific program codes and work in an office environment during weekly business hours.
Those in this position must be able to forecast specific business results and create solutions which will increase efficiency within their own companies. Aspiring senior systems analysts should be familiar with a variety of programming languages to create effective scripts which decrease workloads. They should work well in team settings, but also on their own with minimal supervision; they may also take charge in managing specific projects on occasion and supervise junior employees to ensure that analyses are completed correctly and in a timely manner. They must always follow strict privacy and safety protocols to ensure their software complies with legal regulations, and strong communication skills are also important to work well with clients and vendors and create effective business relationships.
A bachelor's degree in a field related to system analysis, computer science, information technology, or software development is generally required for this position, and prior work experience as an analyst is highly beneficial. Information certifications are also helpful. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
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.
Senior Systems Analyst Pay By Employer
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Common Career Paths for Senior Systems Analyst
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
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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