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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Computer Systems Analyst Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,110
25th Percentile Wage
$67,460
50th Percentile Wage
$87,220
75th Percentile Wage
$111,040
90th Percentile Wage
$137,690

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 $137,690. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $87,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,110. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 159% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of computer systems analysts from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201687,2201.63%8.64%
201585,8003.60%-
201482,7101.84%-
201381,1901.86%-
201279,680--

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 mining sector with an annual salary $98,980. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $60,720).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$98,980
Utilities
$97,080
Manufacturing
$94,150
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$90,140
Finance and Insurance
$88,830
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$88,280
Information
$88,100
Wholesale Trade
$87,530
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$87,330
Retail Trade
$87,070
Construction
$84,850
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$82,950
Transportation and Warehousing
$82,600
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$79,410
Health Care and Social Assistance
$78,120
Federal, State, and Local Government
$77,050
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$76,370
Educational Services
$74,660
Accommodation and Food Services
$60,720

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 $43,760 to $99,030. The highest paying state for computer systems analysts is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $99,030. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $43,760. 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
$99,030
New Jersey
$97,430
California
$96,540
Virginia
$94,520
Rhode Island
$94,080
Delaware
$93,810
Connecticut
$92,680
Maryland
$92,630
Colorado
$90,810
New York
$90,550
Washington
$90,450
Massachusetts
$89,730
Minnesota
$89,730
North Carolina
$89,220
Illinois
$88,230
Missouri
$87,660
Arizona
$87,630
Texas
$87,580
Oregon
$85,650
Michigan
$84,810
Pennsylvania
$84,290
Georgia
$83,820
Ohio
$83,480
Nevada
$81,610
Alaska
$81,060
Florida
$79,920
New Hampshire
$79,380
Iowa
$79,170
Alabama
$77,920
Idaho
$77,810
Vermont
$76,570
Oklahoma
$76,400
Maine
$76,350
Kansas
$75,560
Wisconsin
$75,430
Indiana
$75,280
Utah
$74,720
New Mexico
$73,830
Nebraska
$73,790
South Carolina
$73,660
North Dakota
$73,640
Hawaii
$73,580
Tennessee
$72,780
South Dakota
$70,400
Kentucky
$69,720
Wyoming
$68,900
Montana
$68,140
West Virginia
$67,910
Arkansas
$65,330
Louisiana
$63,060
Mississippi
$59,950
Virgin Islands
$46,610
Guam
$45,920
Puerto Rico
$43,760


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