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The Labor Department reports that computer system analysts made a median salary of $81, 190 in 2013. The highest-paid 10 percent in the profession earned $125, 460 that year, while the lowest-paid earned $50, 290. Some of the most highly compensated analyst positions support the mining industry and securities and commodities exchanges. Location-wise, the highest-paying jobs can be found in Sioux City, Iowa; the District of Columbia; and Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Average Computer Systems Analyst Pay vs. Other Best Jobs
Checking in with a mean salary of $85, 320, a computer systems analyst makes about $10, 000 less than the average software developer ($96, 260), but the occupation still pays well compared with other technology jobs. Computer systems analysts earn more than the average database administrator ($80, 740), computer programmer ($80, 930), network and computer systems administrator ($77, 910) and Web developer ($67, 540).
|Software Developer||$92, 660|
|Computer Systems Analyst||$81, 190|
|Database Administrator||$78, 520|
|Computer Programmer||, 140|
|Computer Systems Administrator||, 000|
Best Paying Cities for Computer Systems Analysts
The highest paid in the computer systems analyst profession work in the metropolitan areas of Bridgeport, Connecticut, San Jose, California, and District of Columbia. The San Francisco area also pays well, as does the city of Sioux City, Iowa.
The average salary of a computer systems analyst working in Bridgeport, Connecticut is $106, 760.
The average salary of a computer systems analyst working in San Jose, California is $104, 040.
The average salary of a computer systems analyst working in District of Columbia is $106, 780.
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