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Computer Systems Analyst Salary Information

The salary statistics of computer systems analysts are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of computer systems analysts within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The computer systems analysts annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Computer Systems Analyst Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,750
25th Percentile Wage
$68,260
50th Percentile Wage
$88,270
75th Percentile Wage
$112,540
90th Percentile Wage
$139,850

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer systems analysts. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) computer systems analysts is $139,850. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $88,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,750. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 160% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of computer systems analysts from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$88,270
1.19% 9.73%
2016
$87,220
1.63% -
2015
$85,800
3.60% -
2014
$82,710
1.84% -
2013
$81,190
1.86% -
2012
$79,680
- -

Table 2. Computer Systems Analyst Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of computer systems analysts in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for computer systems analysts occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $97,020. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $62,770).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$97,020
Manufacturing
$95,220
Mining
$92,680
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$91,300
Finance and Insurance
$90,590
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$89,930
Information
$89,570
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$87,260
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$87,120
Retail Trade
$86,980
Wholesale Trade
$85,940
Construction
$85,030
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$84,560
Transportation and Warehousing
$82,010
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$81,120
Health Care and Social Assistance
$79,500
Federal, State, and Local Government
$77,450
Educational Services
$74,400
Accommodation and Food Services
$62,770

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Computer Systems Analysts by States

From the above tables we note that not only computer systems analysts salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of computer systems analysts in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $43,900 to $103,120. The highest paying state for computer systems analysts is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $103,120. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $43,900. For more salary information of computer systems analysts profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$103,120
New Jersey
$100,490
California
$97,940
Virginia
$96,450
Rhode Island
$95,990
New York
$95,280
Maryland
$94,940
Delaware
$94,720
Connecticut
$93,970
Colorado
$91,960
Washington
$90,720
Massachusetts
$89,940
North Carolina
$89,360
Oregon
$89,340
Illinois
$89,330
Texas
$88,940
Pennsylvania
$88,840
Arizona
$88,480
Minnesota
$88,240
Missouri
$86,960
Ohio
$84,580
Georgia
$84,330
Nevada
$83,510
Michigan
$82,680
New Hampshire
$82,670
Iowa
$80,700
Florida
$79,340
Alabama
$78,800
Indiana
$77,790
Wyoming
$77,240
Idaho
$77,050
Oklahoma
$76,780
Vermont
$76,760
New Mexico
$76,510
Wisconsin
$76,270
Nebraska
$75,710
Utah
$75,650
Maine
$75,290
South Carolina
$74,190
Hawaii
$74,110
Kansas
$74,020
Alaska
$73,660
Tennessee
$73,530
South Dakota
$72,380
West Virginia
$70,380
Montana
$69,960
Arkansas
$69,540
Kentucky
$68,770
North Dakota
$67,120
Louisiana
$64,650
Mississippi
$60,500
Virgin Islands
$48,510
Guam
$46,950
Puerto Rico
$43,900



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