Business analyst job profile
Business analysts, whose specialties range the gamut from enterprise resource planning to telecommunications, span the bridge between business and technology by translating business requirements into systems deployments. And demand continues to grow for professionals who possess the skills to combine business planning and information technology know-how. Our research shows, on average, business analysts earn $72,500 a year, or consult for $58 per hour. New York City, for example, boasts the listing for the highest paid position, that of a foreign exchange business analyst with a starting salary of $150,000.
Highest salary (average): Silicon Valley, $84,000
Highest contract rate (average): New York City, $58
City with the most demand: New York City, 122 available jobs