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Computer Systems Analysts

Other names for this job might include Applications Analyst, Applications Developer, Applications Systems Analyst, Automatic Data Processing Planner, Business Analyst, Business Continuity Analyst, Business Systems Analyst, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Clinical Analyst, Computer Analyst

  • $91620
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How Much Do IT Analysts Make In 2018

In this salary guide, you will find out how much do Computer Systems Analysts make.

After reading this, you will be able to make a decision if working as a Computer Systems Analyst will suit your financial goals (e.g: buying a home, BMW or just your target salary goal).

Average salary

Annual salary
$91620 per year
Hourly wage
$44.050 per hour

One of the most popular questions we get from our readers here at OwlGuru is how much do IT Analysts make per year and what is their hourly wage.

According to BLS, the average annual salary of IT Analysts is $91620. Their salary can also be as low as $53110 if you’re still a newbie with no experience to over $137690 if you have a ton of experience under your belt.

The typical hourly pay is $44.050 and can range from $25.530 to $66.200 which also depends if you’re a newbie or a professional.

Just like any other job, the salary of An IT Analyst will vary based on your education and experience level.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.
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After comparing how much do IT Analysts make with other careers, they have a salary rank of A.

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Salary range

Highest (Top 10%)$66.200$137690
Senior (Top 25%)$53.380$111040
Middle (Mid 50%)$41.930$87220
Junior (Bottom 25%)$32.430$67460
No experience (Bottom 10%)$25.530$53110

Entry-level IT Analysts who starts out at $67460 can expect to make $87220 after 3-5 years of experience in the field.

The bottom 10% makes less than $25.530 per hour while the top 10% makes over $66.200 per hour.

While the median wage is $87220 per annum or $41.930 per hour.

Depending on who you work for, you might also get overtime pay.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.

Highest paying industries

Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Support Activities for Mining57.1118770
Securities and Commodity Exchanges51.79107720
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage51.08106250
Oil and Gas Extraction50.85105770
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing49.32102580
Other Building Equipment Contractors49.28102500
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities48.83101570
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing48.71101320
Other Information Services48.44100760
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing48.17100190
Motion Picture and Video Industries47.3298420
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers47.1298000
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing46.7897310
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries46.7397190
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing46.4796650
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing46.3896470
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities46.2296140
Natural Gas Distribution46.0795820
Satellite Telecommunications46.0595790
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing4695670
Other Financial Investment Activities45.995470
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services45.8795400
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing45.7795200
Scientific Research and Development Services45.7595150
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank45.7395120
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences45.795050
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution45.5894810
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas44.8893340
Machinery Manufacturing44.8493270
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services44.7793130
Building Equipment Contractors44.7493060
Lessors of Real Estate44.7193000
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services44.5292600
Waste Management and Remediation Services44.4792500
Pipeline Transportation44.3192170
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing44.2592030
Specialty Trade Contractors44.1391790
Engineering Services44.1291760
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services43.9791460
Computer Systems Design and Related Services43.8291150
Federal Executive Branch43.7891050
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services43.7791040
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services43.7190910
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing43.6690810
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing43.690680
Specialty hospitals, State government owned43.690680
Communications Equipment Manufacturing43.5790630
Nonstore Retailers43.5690610
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses43.5690610
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers43.4990450
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing43.390070
Basic Chemical Manufacturing43.2689980
Travel Agencies43.2589970
Scheduled Air Transportation43.1589750
Air Transportation43.1189660
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers43.0289480
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing4389430
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers42.9289270
Waste Treatment and Disposal42.8789170
Employment Services42.8189040
All industries, private ownership only42.7188840
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services42.7188840
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation42.788810
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing42.6788750
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations42.6788750
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers42.6288650
Cable and Other Subscription Programming42.6288640
Residential Building Construction42.5988590
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods42.5988580
Wholesale Trade42.5688520
Retail Trade42.4688320
Water Transportation42.4588290
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation42.4588290
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing42.3588090
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing42.3288030
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil42.3288030
Nondepository Credit Intermediation42.2387830
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing42.2287820
Specialized Freight Trucking42.187570
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services42.0787520
All industries41.9887320
Management of Companies and Enterprises41.9787310
Other Telecommunications41.9687290
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing41.9687270
Tobacco Manufacturing41.9487230
Chemical Manufacturing41.987140
Software Publishers41.8687070
Wired Telecommunications Carriers41.8286990
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel41.7286790
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)41.7386790
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned41.7286790
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing41.6986720
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities41.6786680
Legal Services41.6486610
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing41.5386380
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing41.5286350
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing41.4786270
Broadcasting (except Internet)41.4186140
Publishing Industries (except Internet)41.4186130
Finance and Insurance41.4186120
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing41.3786050
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services41.3485980
Administrative and Support Services41.3285950
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing41.2385750
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing41.1785640
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing41.1185510
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations41.1185500
Testing Laboratories41.0285310
Television Broadcasting40.9285110
Depository Credit Intermediation40.8785010
Plastics Product Manufacturing40.8584970
Construction of Buildings40.8284900
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance40.8184880
Ship and Boat Building40.7684770
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)40.6784600
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds40.6184480
Other Support Services40.5884410
Federal government, including the US Postal Service40.5784380
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles40.4984220
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation40.4184050
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers40.3783970
Other Investment Pools and Funds40.3683940
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing40.3583920
Rental and Leasing Services40.2983800
Security Systems Services40.2283660
Office Administrative Services40.1483490
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing40.0683320
Miscellaneous Manufacturing4083210
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods40.0183210
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers39.9683110
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers39.9383060
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers39.9383060
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing39.9283030
Nonresidential Building Construction39.8682910
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing39.8682910
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction39.8382840
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers39.8182800
Radio and Television Broadcasting39.7582690
Paper Manufacturing39.7182610
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers39.6582470
Primary Metal Manufacturing39.6582460
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations39.6382430
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media39.6382420
Transportation and Warehousing39.6282410
Insurance Carriers39.682370
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries39.682360
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing39.5882320
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned39.4582060
Mining (except Oil and Gas)39.481960
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities39.3581860
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing39.2981720
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers39.2181570
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing39.1981520
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers39.1981510
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing39.0281160
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing3981120
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)38.9480990
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing38.9280950
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction38.9180940
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)38.8780840
Electronics and Appliance Stores38.8580820
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing38.8480800
Educational Support Services, Privately owned38.7780650
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers38.7480570
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing38.7280550
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing38.7180520
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)38.6480380
Grantmaking and Giving Services38.6380350
Offices of Physicians38.6280320
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing38.5780230
Other Insurance Related Activities38.5180090
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services38.580070
Hospitals, State government owned38.4980060
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers38.3979840
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing38.3879820
Utility System Construction38.3679790
Specialized Design Services38.3579780
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services38.3179680
Apparel Manufacturing38.2879620
Postal Service (federal government)38.2879610
Food Services and Drinking Places38.2379520
Rubber Product Manufacturing38.1879420
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction38.1779390
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services38.1579340
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)38.1379300
Spectator Sports38.0379090
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors38.0179050
Real Estate3879040
Activities Related to Real Estate37.9979020
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities37.9178860
Radio Broadcasting37.7678550
Facilities Support Services37.7478490
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals37.7178430
Educational Services, Privately owned37.6578310
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned37.5778140
Couriers and Express Delivery Services37.5578110
Support Activities for Air Transportation37.578010
Couriers and Messengers37.5178010
Ambulatory Health Care Services37.4477870
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors37.2777510
Support Activities for Transportation37.2377440
Dairy Product Manufacturing37.2277420
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers37.2177410
Newspaper Publishers37.277380
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills37.1977360
Freight Transportation Arrangement37.1877340
Social Advocacy Organizations37.1177190
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers37.177170
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing37.177160
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing37.0877120
Local government, including schools and hospitals37.0477040
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned37.0377030
Educational Support Services, Local government owned36.9976930
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services36.9876910
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)36.9776890
Hospitals, Privately owned36.9676880
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities36.9476840
Outpatient Care Centers36.9276790
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing36.9176770
Investigation and Security Services36.8976730
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)36.8876710
Beverage Manufacturing36.8476620
Rail Transportation36.8376610
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)36.8176570
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing36.876550
Civic and Social Organizations36.7776490
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages36.7276390
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned36.776330
Warehousing and Storage36.6176160
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation36.5876090
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing36.4575810
Home Health Care Services36.4175730
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned36.3575610
Religious Organizations36.2575410
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned36.2175310
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries36.1875250
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores36.1475180
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)36.0775020
Miscellaneous Store Retailers36.0374950
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing3674870
Water, Sewage and Other Systems35.9474760
Federal, State, and Local Government35.974680
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service35.974680
Business Support Services35.8974650
Other Wood Product Manufacturing35.8474550
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing35.8474550
Hospitals, Local government owned35.8174490
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers35.8174480
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned35.874470
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories35.7974440
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions35.7774400
Wood Product Manufacturing35.774270
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities35.6874220
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service35.6674170
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing35.6374100
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers35.5773990
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing35.5673970
Personal and Laundry Services35.5573950
Other Personal Services35.5573950
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)35.5473920
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)35.4373700
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores35.2873390
Printing and Related Support Activities35.2773360
Educational Services, Local government owned35.2473290
Food Manufacturing34.9772740
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned34.7672300
Textile Product Mills34.7572270
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)34.7272230
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing34.7272220
State government, including schools and hospitals34.6272010
Telephone Call Centers34.671960
Truck Transportation34.5871920
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals34.5671880
Junior colleges, Local government owned34.5571870
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned34.5571860
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned34.0570830
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers33.9570610
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners33.9470600
Vocational Rehabilitation Services33.8770440
Educational Services, State government owned33.8270350
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)33.6369950
Animal Food Manufacturing33.4469550
Offices of Other Health Practitioners33.1969030
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned33.1869020
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned33.0968830
Animal Slaughtering and Processing33.0468730
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities33.0368700
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)32.9768570
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned32.9768570
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)32.7368080
Accommodation and Food Services32.5767750
General Freight Trucking32.1566880
Ambulance Services32.0966750
Gambling Industries31.9766490
Repair and Maintenance31.7866100
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers31.7265980
Other Food Manufacturing31.7165960
Traveler Accommodation31.5165550
Social Assistance31.5165540
Casino Hotels31.3765250
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)31.2565000
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries31.2364970
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing31.1764830
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance31.0564570
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services30.4663360
Individual and Family Services30.2462900
Junior colleges, State government owned30.0762540
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned28.6359560
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing28.3458940
Machine Shops27.456990
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers27.3356840
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities25.5453120
Junior colleges, Privately owned24.8351660

Not all industries pay the same for Computer Systems Analysts.

One of the easiest way to increase your salary is to change industries and find a higher paying one.

Highest paying states


Another simple way to boost your pay as An IT Analyst is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t mean you will make more overall. This is because the expenses at DC may be 2x higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to the BLS, the highest paid / most successful IT Analysts are in the states of DC, CA, VA, NJ and NY. The average salary in DC is $101670.

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Rank: B+
Salary: $99530

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