Systems Analyst Salary Range

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Historic Systems Analyst Salaries

Starting salary ranges for computer systems analysts and related professionals over the past 3 years:

 Job Title
Systems Analyst
Business Sys. Analyst
Software Developer
Programmer Analyst
2013 Salary
$72,500 - $103,500
$71,000 - $103,250
$74,500 - $118,250
$64,750 - $114,500
2014 Salary
$76,250 - $108,750
$75,500 - $109,750
$80,250 - $127,250
$69,250 - $122,750
2015 Salary
$79,500 - $114,500
$79,250 - $116,500
$85,500 - $136,250
$74,250 - $129,000
2-Year Change
+ 10.2%
+ 12.3%
+ 15.1%
+ 13.4%

Add these percentages to the salaries above for the following skills:

  • Add 6% for AJAX Development
  • Add 6% for Business Objects
  • Add 8% for C# Development
  • Add 5% for C++ Development
  • Add 6% for Hyperion
  • Add 9% for Java skills
  • Add 8% for LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl, Python & PHP)
  • Add 8% for .Net Development
  • Add 8% for PHP Development
  • Add 6% for SAP Development
  • Add 9% for Microsoft SharePoint
pdf icon Source: Robert Half Technology 2013 - 2015 IT Salary Guides

Systems Analyst Salaries by State

U.S. State / Location

Average Annual Wage

Average Hourly Wage

Alabama
$79,310
$38.13
Alaska
$76,120
$36.60
Arizona
$74,740
$35.93
Arkansas
$65,030
$31.27
California
$89,090
$42.83
Colorado
$86,820
$41.74
Connecticut
$87,830
$42.23
Delaware
$81,820
$39.34
District of Columbia
$86,620
$41.64
Florida
$81,390
$39.13
Georgia
$77,070
$37.05
Hawaii
$69,580
$33.45
Idaho
$65,430
$31.46
Illinois
$72,850
$35.02
Indiana
$72,520
$34.86
Iowa
$74,200
$35.67
Kansas
$76,370
$36.72
Kentucky
$73,880
$35.52
Louisiana
$63,230
$30.40
Maine
$69,380
$33.35
Maryland
$85,180
$40.95
Massachusetts
$89,870
$43.20
Michigan
$78,860
$37.91
Minnesota
$76,890
$36.97
Mississippi
$59,450
$28.58
Missouri
$77,670
$37.34
Montana
$63,470
$30.52
Nebraska
$71,460
$34.36
Nevada
$80,150
$38.54
New Hampshire
$78,740
$37.85
New Jersey
$88,770
$42.68
New Mexico
$82,050
$39.45
New York
$86,200
$41.44
North Carolina
$81,820
$39.34
North Dakota
$60,770
$29.21
Ohio
$78,750
$37.86
Oklahoma
$67,250
$32.33
Oregon
$81,370
$39.12
Pennsylvania
$77,880
$37.44
Puerto Rico
$50,210
$24.14
Rhode Island
$80,590
$38.74
South Carolina
$67,230
$32.32
South Dakota
$66,060
$31.76
Tennessee
$71,090
$34.18
Texas
$84,530
$40.64
Utah
$72,390
$34.80
Vermont
$77,000
$37.02
Virginia
$96,080
$46.19
Washington
$88,400
$42.50
West Virginia
$59,230
$28.48
Wisconsin
$72,940
$35.07
Wyoming
$65,450
$31.47
web icon Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Top 10 Highest Paying Metro Areas for Systems Analysts

  1. Barnstable Town, Massachusetts: $106,000
  2. Bridgeport, Connecticut: $105,000
  3. North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL: $101,500
  4. Sioux City, IA-SD-NE: $100,500
  5. Jacksonville, North Carolina: $100,000
  6. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA: $99,500
  7. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV: $99,500
  8. Danbury, Connecticut: $98,000
  9. Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA: $97,000
  10. San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA: $96,500
web icon Source: United States Department of Labor

Systems Analyst Salaries by Specialty, Industry & Experience

  • Financial System Analyst: $72,000
  • Data/Information Analyst: $73,000
  • Software Systems Analyst: $77,000
  • E-Commerce Analyst: $78,000
  • Business Process Analyst: $79,000
  • Business Continuity Analyst: $79,000
  • Computer Systems Analyst: $79,000
  • Information Security Analyst: $80,000
  • Business Systems Analyst: $83,000
  • ERP Business Analyst: $87,000
  • Business Intelligence Analyst: $87,000
  • CRM Business Analyst: $90,000
  • Health Care Systems Analyst: $94,000
  • Senior Business Systems Analyst: $95,000
  • Senior Computer Systems Analyst: $97,000
  • Systems Analyst Consultant: $102,000
web icon Source: Indeed.com

Systems Analysis Wages vs. Other IT Job Roles

  • Help Desk/IT Support: $58,420
  • Network Management: $74,313
  • System Operations: $76,711
  • Web/Intranet/Extranet: $80,960
  • Systems Analysis: $84,734
  • Network Engineering: $87,093
  • Voice Engineering: $87,522
  • Systems Engineering: $91,026
  • Business Intelligence: $96,499
  • Business App Development: $99,130
  • IT Project Management: $99,489
  • Cyber Security: $101,539
  • Cloud Computing: $101,957
  • IT Architecture: $108,201
pdf icon Source: 2015 IT Skills and Salary Report by Global Knowledge & Windows IT Pro

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