The median annual wage of computer systems analysts was $77,740 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $48,360, and the top 10 percent earned more than $119,070.
Pay varies by work setting. Some examples of industries that employ many computer systems analysts and the annual median wages those workers received in May 2010 are shown in the following table.
|Computer systems design and related services||$ 80,830|
|Management of companies and enterprises||78,650|
|Finance and insurance||77,890|
Most systems analysts work full time. Many work more than 40 hours per week.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition