Average Experienced Senior Systems Analyst Salary

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The average salary for an Experienced Senior Systems Analyst is $91,455.
MEDIAN $91,455
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$68k - $119k
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$204 - $10k
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$68k - $127k

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Job Description for Senior Systems Analyst

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.
The top respondents for the job title Senior Systems Analyst are from the companies Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, UnitedHealth Group and UST Global Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Lockheed Martin Corp where the average pay is $123,500. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include UnitedHealth Group and Abbott Laboratories, earning around $92,836 and $90,000, respectively. UST Global Inc pays the lowest at around $75,274. Ascension Health and Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $77,000 and $79,516, respectively.

Career Paths

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Senior Systems Analyst
Information Technology (IT) Manager
Systems Analyst
Lead Systems Analyst
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Popular Skills for Senior Systems Analyst

Skills in Business Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Project Management and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Systems Analyst

An entry-level Senior Systems Analyst with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $68,417 based on 6 salaries. An early career Senior Systems Analyst with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,399 based on 351 salaries. A mid-career Senior Systems Analyst with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,150 based on 896 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $96,498.
Employees with Senior Systems Analyst in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 20.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (19.7% more) and New York, New York (10.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (2.8% less).

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