Systems Analyst Salary Range

Is your systems analyst salary commensurate with your location, experience and expertise? Do you need to research IT wages for a potential career change? Use this page to compare past, present and projected systems analyst earnings from the industry's leading salary surveys and unbiased sources of employment data. Then use our job search and training tools to maximize your computer systems analyst salary.

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Historic Systems Analyst Salaries

Salary ranges for computer systems analysts and related IT professionals for the past three years:

Job Title 2020 Salary 2021 Salary 2022 Salary 2-Year Change
Computer Systems Analyst $80,500 - $114,250 $81,250 - $115,500 $83,000 - $120,250 + 4.4%
Business Systems Analyst $81,000 - $117,250 $81,750 - $118,500 $86,750 - $126,500 + 7.6%
Cloud Computing Analyst $78,000 - $121,250 $80,250 - $125,000 $83,250 - $128,250 + 6.1%
Business Continuity Analyst $89,750 - $129,000 $90,750 - $130,250 $93,250 - $133,750 + 3.8%
Programmer Analyst $87,750 - $129,750 $88,750 - $131,000 $90,750 - $138,500 + 5.4%

Historic salary table notes: Earnings here represent the US 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 75th percentile (those with more years on the job, specialized systems analysis skills and certifications).

pdf icon Sources: Robert Half Technology 2020, 2021 & 2022 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:

  • Cloud computing architecture
  • Software developer management
  • Hands on development skills in languages like Java, C++, C#, .Net, PHP, Hyperion & Ajax.
  • LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl, Python & PHP)
  • Microsoft SharePoint development and administration
  • SAP Business Objects

Systems Analyst Salaries by State

US State / Location Average Annual Wage Average Hourly Wage
Alabama
$103,080
$49.56
Alaska
$95,120
$45.73
Arizona
$98,470
$47.34
Arkansas
$72,010
$34.62
California
$119,460
$57.44
Colorado
$110,080
$52.93
Connecticut
$103,910
$49.96
Delaware
$99,410
$47.79
District of Columbia
$118,050
$56.76
Florida
$92,720
$44.58
Georgia
$101,040
$48.58
Hawaii
$88,660
$42.62
Idaho
$91,200
$43.85
Illinois
$95,170
$45.76
Indiana
$89,510
$43.03
Iowa
$89,040
$42.81
Kansas
$81,650
$39.25
Kentucky
$80,300
$38.61
Louisiana
$84,490
$40.62
Maine
$83,620
$40.20
Maryland
$102,390
$49.23
Massachusetts
$112,380
$54.03
Michigan
$100,080
$48.12
Minnesota
$101,200
$48.66
Mississippi
$71,550
$34.4
Missouri
$90,540
$43.53
Montana
$75,490
$36.29
Nebraska
$85,050
$40.89
Nevada
$94,550
$45.46
New Hampshire
$105,470
$50.71
New Jersey
$111,140
$53.44
New Mexico
$79,770
$38.35
New York
$109,920
$52.85
North Carolina
$99,580
$47.88
North Dakota
$92,340
$44.39
Ohio
$94,580
$45.47
Oklahoma
$88,530
$42.56
Oregon
$107,320
$51.6
Pennsylvania
$95,800
$46.06
Puerto Rico
$54,560
$26.23
Rhode Island
$107,570
$51.72
South Carolina
$84,600
$40.67
South Dakota
$80,050
$38.48
Tennessee
$92,070
$44.26
Texas
$105,130
$50.54
Utah
$91,190
$43.85
Vermont
$95,020
$45.69
Virginia
$110,070
$52.92
Washington
$112,050
$53.87
West Virginia
$79,550
$38.24
Wisconsin
$96,330
$46.31
Wyoming
$72,990
$35.09
web icon Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Top Paying Cities for Systems Analysts

These cities and metropolitan areas pay the highest average salaries to computer systems analysts:

  1. San Jose, California: $141,290
  2. San Francisco, CA: $131,650
  3. Huntsville, Alabama: 118,690
  4. Seattle, Washington: 117,070
  5. Houston, Texas: $116,770
  6. NYC Tri-State Area: $116,650
web icon Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Systems Analyst Salaries by Specialty, Industry & Experience

  • Junior Systems Analyst: $73,000
  • Business Process Analyst: $88,000
  • Healthcare Systems Analyst: 95,000
  • Computer Systems Analyst: $97,000
  • ERP Business Analyst: $99,000
  • Business Systems Analyst: $101,000
  • Financial System Analyst: $103,000
  • Systems Analyst Consultant: $116,000
  • Senior Computer Systems Analyst: $122,000
  • Senior Business Systems Analyst: $124,000
  • Computer Systems Analyst Manager: $134,000
web icon Source: Glassdoor.com

Systems Analysis Wages vs. Other IT Roles

Compare systems analyst earnings to other popular technical disciplines:

  • C-Level / Tech Executives: $174,000
  • Cloud Computing: $145,000
  • IT Architecture and Design: $133,000
  • Cybersecurity: $132,000
  • Technology Project Management: $122,000
  • Data Science & Business Intelligence: $119,000
  • Programming and Software Development: $110,000
  • Computer Systems Analysis: $99,000
  • Networking and Telecommunications: $93,000
  • Help Desk and IT Support: $67,000
pdf icon Source: Global Knowledge 2021 IT Salary Report

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  • Learn how to plan, prepare, execute, control and close a project
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  • Project budgeting, procurement and quality management
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