Salary for Computer Systems Analysts

Also known as:  Applications Analyst, Computer Systems Analyst, Computer Systems Consultant, Data Processing Systems Analyst, Information Systems Analyst, Information Systems Planner, Programmer Analyst, Systems Architect helps IT professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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Individuals employed as computer systems analysts review data processing problems and user requirements in order to determine and implement improvements in computer systems. Changes made may aim to improve workflow computer performance. These professionals assist in the correction of computer malfunctions and program problems. They may also be responsible for installing new software and/or hardware or repairing existing systems. Generally, a minimum of a two-year degree is required, although many professionals in this field pursue further post-secondary education.

A Computer Systems Analyst will normally get average salaries between 64000 to 96000 depending on experience and domain knowledge. Computer Systems Analysts will normally receive an average salary of Eighty Two Thousand Eight Hundred dollars per year.

Computer Systems Analysts receive the highest salary in Virginia, which has average job salaries of just about $93290. Employees who work in this career are compensated most highly in Wholesale Trade, where they receive salary pay of $112790.

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Computer Systems Analysts tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $112,790
Wholesale Trade $89,110
Manufacturing $86,040
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $85,720
Utilities $83,100
Information $81,180
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Accommodation and Food Services $60,180
Educational Services $65,860
Public Administration $70,340
Health Care and Social Assistance $71,800
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $72,010
Other Services (except Public Administration) $73,930