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Business Analyst Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$75,000
$58,000
$75,000
$97,000
Did you know that the average business analyst makes $75,815 per year? That's valued at $36.45 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $58,000 and $97,000, meaning business analysts have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most business analysts find a job with professional and technology companies, while others work for manufacturing, finance, and technology companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. New Jersey, Virginia and Maryland are the top states in the U.S. to pay business analysts the highest salaries.
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Map of Business Analyst Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Business Analysts earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Business Analyst Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a business analyst is roughly $75,815 per year, which boils down to $36.45 per hour. Interestingly enough, business analysts have the highest salaries in Washington, DC at about $85,928 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Washington, DC is $60,000. Additionally, business analysts make more than the average salary in Mountain View, CA, Jersey City, NJ, McLean, VA, Hartford, CT, and Seattle, WA. On a more broad level, business analyst salaries are highest in New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut, California, New Hampshire, and Colorado. On the contrary, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and North Dakota offer the lowest business analyst salaries.

City
Average Salary
Mountain View, CA
Mountain View, CA
$85,920
$86k
McLean, VA
McLean, VA
$83,201
$83k
Hartford, CT
Hartford, CT
$82,122
$82k
Wilmington, DE
Wilmington, DE
$75,997
$76k
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg, IL
$72,347
$72k

High Paying Business Analyst Jobs

Average Business Analyst Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a business analyst, working for Becton Dickinson and Company or SITA might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Informatica and SAP America report highly competitive salaries for business analysts.

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Business Analyst Salary History

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    Average Business Analyst Pay By Industry

    Business analyst salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with manufacturing, finance, and technology companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a business analyst can make a yearly salary of $80,860 while working for manufacturing companies. All the while, other business analysts are making $79,730 at finance companies and $76,100 at technology companies. One industry business analysts may want to avoid is the automotive industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $71,497.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $80,860
    $81k
    Finance
    Finance
    $79,730
    $80k
    Technology
    Technology
    $76,100
    $76k
    Insurance
    Insurance
    $74,134
    $74k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $71,814
    $72k
    Automotive
    Automotive
    $71,497
    $71k

    Business Analyst Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a business analyst can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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