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Business analyst salary in United States

How much does a Business Analyst make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $84,463
Low $55,936
High $127,537
Cash bonus
$3,500per year
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a business analyst is $84,463 per year in the United States and $3,500 cash bonus per year.9.9k salaries reported, updated at December 5, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
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Top companies for Business Analysts in United States

  1. McKinsey & Company
    784 reviews140 salaries reported
    $109,703per year
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Highest paying cities for Business Analysts near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $95,281 per year
    586 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $87,937 per year
    226 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $86,775 per year
    309 salaries reported
  1. Tampa, FL
    $84,064 per year
    132 salaries reported
  2. Dallas, TX
    $82,848 per year
    173 salaries reported
  3. St. Louis, MO
    $81,345 per year
    79 salaries reported
  1. Phoenix, AZ
    $70,634 per year
    104 salaries reported
  2. Charlotte, NC
    $64,994 per year
    224 salaries reported
  3. Plano, TX
    $59,347 per year
    89 salaries reported
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Where can a Business Analyst earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Business Analysts

Top certifications
Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist
Top skills
SAP Finance & Controlling
Top licenses

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top CertificationsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
5 jobs69
12 jobs13
253 jobs314
24 jobs31
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Most common benefits for Business Analysts

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Adoption assistance
  • Commuter assistance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • On-site gym
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 1,232 ratings

62% of Business Analysts in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Data Analyst

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Average $76,786 per year

Business Intelligence Analyst

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Average $90,575 per year

Business Systems Analyst

Job openings

Average $92,530 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Business Analyst

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