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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Systems Analyst Salary

$78,372 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$37.68 hourly

Entry level Salary
$61,000 yearly
$61,000
10 %
$78,372
Median
$99,000
90 %

How much does a Systems Analyst make?

Systems analysts make $78,372 per year on average, or $37.68 per hour, in the United States. Systems analysts on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $61,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $99,000.

Location impacts how much a systems analyst can expect to make. Systems analysts make the most in Washington, California, Oregon, New York, and Connecticut.

Highest Paying States For Systems Analysts

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

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Systems Analyst average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Washington$89,630$43.091,442
2Oregon$84,511$40.63858
3Rhode Island$80,250$38.58264
4New Hampshire$78,168$37.58316
5Pennsylvania$78,955$37.961,858
6Arizona$76,156$36.611,249
7Connecticut$80,577$38.74595
8District of Columbia$82,772$39.79497
9Delaware$78,583$37.78231
10North Carolina$74,992$36.051,756
11New Jersey$80,433$38.671,478
12New York$82,101$39.472,232
13California$88,085$42.354,135
14Massachusetts$80,556$38.731,307
15Minnesota$76,030$36.551,112
16Virginia$75,907$36.492,310
17Maryland$78,265$37.631,193
18North Dakota$71,089$34.18191
19Idaho$74,048$35.60288
20West Virginia$73,659$35.41202
21Ohio$72,122$34.671,531
22Texas$71,676$34.464,029
23South Dakota$71,164$34.21184
24Wisconsin$72,678$34.94771
25Nevada$72,193$34.71357
26Michigan$71,445$34.351,177
27Montana$73,322$35.25194
28Illinois$74,877$36.001,980
29Iowa$71,499$34.37491
30Vermont$70,958$34.11163
31Georgia$72,521$34.871,601
32Maine$72,199$34.71178
33Colorado$72,009$34.621,019
34Nebraska$69,742$33.53410
35Kentucky$70,505$33.90454
36Missouri$71,565$34.41921
37New Mexico$69,262$33.30421
38Indiana$70,811$34.04775
39South Carolina$70,689$33.99598
40Arkansas$69,298$33.32337
41Utah$70,144$33.72455
42Louisiana$71,242$34.25352
43Tennessee$67,667$32.53845
44Wyoming$66,373$31.91121
45Alaska$66,060$31.76191
46Kansas$68,695$33.03468
47Florida$66,395$31.922,988
48Oklahoma$69,595$33.46380
49Alabama$68,604$32.98543
50Hawaii$61,342$29.49150
51Mississippi$65,550$31.51274

Highest Paying Cities For Systems Analysts

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Bothell, WA$90,595$43.56
2San Francisco, CA$90,289$43.41
3Washington, DC$82,728$39.77
4New York, NY$82,371$39.60
5Bridgewater, MA$81,110$39.00
6Jersey City, NJ$80,532$38.72
7Hartford, CT$80,361$38.64
8Philadelphia, PA$79,597$38.27
9Phoenix, AZ$76,151$36.61
10Minneapolis, MN$76,088$36.58
11Richmond, VA$75,757$36.42
12Jacksonville, NC$75,399$36.25
13Chicago, IL$74,941$36.03
14San Antonio, TX$73,092$35.14
15Alpharetta, GA$72,756$34.98

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. Bothell, WA
  2. San Francisco, CA
  3. Washington, DC
  4. New York, NY
  5. Bridgewater, MA

Systems Analyst Salary Details

Systems Analyst Salary

What is a Systems Analyst's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$99,000$8,250$48
75th Percentile$88,000$7,333$42
Average$78,372$6,531$38
25th Percentile$69,000$5,750$33
10th Percentile$61,000$5,083$29

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Information Technology Analyst$87,286$7,274$41.96145,565
Business Intelligence Analyst$80,438$6,703$38.67124,916
Information Analyst$79,008$6,584$37.98141,418
Technical Analyst$77,389$6,449$37.21190,370
Developer Analyst$87,524$7,294$42.08219,524
Systems Developer$96,701$8,058$46.49322,419

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Anthem Jobs (481)
  2. e-Business International, Inc. Jobs (437)
  3. Tavant Jobs (456)
  4. IBM Jobs (620)
  5. Compunnel Jobs (4,886)

Which Companies Pay Systems Analysts The Most?

The highest paying companies for systems analysts are Zoom Video Communications and Google according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Lyft and Meta report highly competitive wages for systems analysts.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Zoom Video Communications$124,313$59.77
2Google$117,448$56.47227
3Lyft$115,684$55.62
4Meta$114,419$55.011248
5Microsoft$113,332$54.49224
6Square$113,231$54.449
7URBN$110,626$53.198
8LinkedIn$110,332$53.042
9Starbucks$109,220$52.5122
10Bank of the West$108,933$52.3770
11Costco Wholesale$108,867$52.3453
12Molina Healthcare$107,768$51.8124
13AbbVie$107,517$51.6958
14Adobe$107,246$51.5619
15eBay$107,142$51.516
16Ticketmaster$107,124$51.50
17Amneal Pharmaceuticals$106,727$51.317
18Amgen$106,595$51.2551
19Yahoo$106,209$51.0651
20Kohl's$106,110$51.013

How Much Do Systems Analysts Make In Different Industries?

Systems analyst salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the manufacturing, health care, and technology industries tend to offer much higher salaries for systems analysts. For example, systems analysts make a whopping average salary of $84,801 while working in the manufacturing industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $83,928 in the health care industry and $80,514 in the technology industry.

Systems analysts may want to avoid working in the government industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $77,995.

Highest Paying Industries For Systems Analysts

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Manufacturing$84,801$40.77
2Health Care$83,928$40.35
3Technology$80,514$38.71
4Government$77,995$37.50

High Paying Systems Analyst Jobs

Systems Analyst Salary Trends

The salary for a systems 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.

Average Systems Analyst Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Systems Analyst Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$78,400$37.68+3.3%
    2021$75,800$36.44+2.3%
    2020$74,100$35.61+0.5%
    2019$73,700$35.42+1.2%
    2018$72,800$35.00+1.6%

    Recently Added Systems Analyst Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    County of SkagitPlanning Systems Analyst IMount Vernon, WA06/01/2022$65,114
    CIE ManufacturingERP Systems AnalystLong Beach, CA06/01/2022$90,000
    Peraton CorporationSystems AnalystNoma, FL05/31/2022$62,379
    Peraton CorporationSystems AnalystMcLean, VA05/31/2022$49,213
    SM EnergySystems AnalystDenver, CO05/31/2022$77,600
    PerspectaSystems AnalystNoma, FL05/31/2022$62,379
    PerspectaSystems AnalystMcLean, VA05/31/2022$49,213
    PNM ResourcesAdvanced Metering System AnalystLewisville, TX05/30/2022$58,128
    Oklahoma CitySystems Analyst IIIOklahoma City, OK05/30/2022$76,588
    Florida Department of TransportationState Automated Management Account System AnalystTallahassee, FL05/29/2022$70,000

    Systems Analyst Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Systems Analysts the most?

    Washington pays Systems Analysts the most in the United States, with an average salary of $89,630 per year, or $43.09 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Systems Analyst?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Systems Analyst if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in California you should be paid close to $88,085 per year.

    What type of Systems Analyst gets paid the most?

    Business Systems Senior Analyst gets paid the most. Business Systems Senior Analyst made a median salary of $106,576. The best-paid 10 percent make $122,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $92,000.

    What is a good starting salary for a Systems Analyst?

    A good starting salary for a systems analyst is $61,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for a systems analyst in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for systems analysts is $78,372, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for a systems analyst can vary by state.

    How much does a system analyst 2 make?

    The average salary for a systems analyst 2 is between $70,000 and $90,000 in a year, with a median of $83,000. The best-paid 25% made $117,000 annually, while the lowest-paid 25% made $70,000.

    How much does a system support analyst make?

    The average salary for a systems analyst is between $50,000 and $70,000 in a year, with a median salary of $66,000 annually. This more entry-level role pays less than a typical system analyst but still has plenty of room for salary growth and career progression.

    How much does an entry-level system analyst make?

    The average salary for an entry-level systems analyst is around $70,000 in a year. While this can vary depending on industry and specialty, most entry-level systems analysts can expect to make at least $70,000 in a year.

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