Systems Analyst Salary Range

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Historic Systems Analyst Salaries

Starting salary ranges for computer systems analysts and related professionals for the past 2 years:

Job Title 2018 Salary 2019 Salary 1-Year Change
Systems Analyst $76,750 - $129,000 $77,000 - $131,500 + 1.3%
Business Systems Analyst $77,500 - $130,500 $78,750 - $136,000 + 3.2%
Software Developer $97,000 - $163,000 $98,250 - $166,500 + 1.8%
Programmer Analyst $86,750 - $146,000 $87,000 - $148,500 + 1.2%
Applications Architect $111,000 - $187,000 $112,500 - $192,500 + 2.3%

Historic salary table notes:Earnings here represent the U.S. national average. The lower figure in each range represents the 25th percentile of workers (those with less experience or working in a less competitive market) while the higher figure represents the 95th percentile (those with more experience, specialized skill sets and certifications).

pdf icon Sources: Robert Half Technology 2018 & 2019 IT Salary Guides

Skills To Boost Your Systems Analyst Salary

Learn these in-demand skill sets to increase your earnings in the systems analyst career path:

  • Software Developer Management
  • Hands on development skills in languages including Java, C++, C#, .Net, PHP, Hyperion & Ajax.
  • LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl, Python & PHP)
  • SAP Business Objects
  • Microsoft SharePoint development and administration
  • Health care industry knowledge

Systems Analyst Salaries by State

U.S. State / Location

Average Annual Wage

Average Hourly Wage

Alabama
$81,960
$39.41
Alaska
$72,860
$35.03
Arizona
$88,010
$42.31
Arkansas
$69,970
$33.64
California
$102,860
$49.45
Colorado
$96,310
$46.30
Connecticut
$95,670
$46.00
Delaware
$96,440
$46.36
District of Columbia
$104,970
$50.47
Florida
$82,210
$39.52
Georgia
$87,850
$42.24
Hawaii
$80,940
$38.91
Idaho
$78,770
$37.87
Illinois
$90,600
$35.02
Indiana
$81,310
$39.09
Iowa
$82,850
$39.83
Kansas
$78,530
$37.75
Kentucky
$72,720
$34.96
Louisiana
$72,230
$34.73
Maine
$81,710
$39.28
Maryland
$97,700
$46.97
Massachusetts
$93,030
$44.72
Michigan
$84,820
$40.78
Minnesota
$91,230
$43.86
Mississippi
$66,040
$31.75
Missouri
$88,110
$42.36
Montana
$73,760
$35.46
Nebraska
$77,170
$37.10
Nevada
$81,830
$39.34
New Hampshire
$87,600
$42.12
New Jersey
$105,750
$50.84
New Mexico
$81,500
$39.18
New York
$103,550
$49.78
North Carolina
$92,140
$44.30
North Dakota
$72,470
$34.84
Ohio
$90,070
$43.30
Oklahoma
$79,410
$38.18
Oregon
$90,590
$43.55
Pennsylvania
$93,520
$44.96
Puerto Rico
$45,400
$21.83
Rhode Island
$97,750
$46.99
South Carolina
$77,580
$37.30
South Dakota
$74,440
$35.79
Tennessee
$75,030
$36.07
Texas
$96,190
$46.24
Utah
$82,900
$39.86
Vermont
$79,670
$38.30
Virginia
$100,090
$48.12
Washington
$94,470
$45.42
West Virginia
$72,420
$34.82
Wisconsin
$80,640
$38.77
Wyoming
$77,430
$37.23
web icon Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Highest Paying U.S. Cities for Systems Analysts

  1. San Francisco, CA: $122,380
  2. San Jose, CA: $118,010
  3. Oakland, CA: $116,020
  4. New York City, NY: $114,760
  5. Wahington DC: $104,180
web icon Source: United States Department of Labor

Systems Analyst Salaries by Specialty, Industry & Experience

  • Financial System Analyst: $73,000
  • 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

  • Data Scientist: $128,000
  • Network Architect: $112,000
  • Software Engineer: $108,000
  • IT Security Specialist: $105,000
  • Mobile App Developer: $103,000
  • Computer Scientist: $101,000
  • Hardware Engineer: $99,000
  • Robotics Engineer: $99,000
  • Database Administrator: $95,000
  • IT Project Manager: $91,000
  • User Interface Developer: $91,000
  • Computer Systems Analyst: $84,000
  • Video Game Designer: $80,000
  • Web Developer: $76,000
  • Computer Programmer: $72,000
  • Network Administrator: $67,000
  • Graphic Designer: $57,000
  • Help Desk Technician: $43,000
web icon Source: Indeed.com

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