Average Software Applications Analysts in the United States make around $64K annually. With some bonuses approaching $9K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K, overall incomes of Software Applications Analysts spread between $45K and $93K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$46,116 - $92,480
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$46K
$64K
$92K
MEDIAN: $64,143
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$18.15 - $39.54
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$40
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$46,116 - $92,480  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,001  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,192  
Total Pay (?
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$44,592 - $92,704  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 287
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$18.15 - $39.54  
   
Overtime
$24.66 - $58.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,001  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,192  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$44,592 - $92,704  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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Job Description for Applications Analyst, Software

An software applications analyst designs, develops, and tests software programs for computer-based systems. The programs built by application analysts range from server applications to applications used by consumers (e.g., business productivity software solutions). Products that have not been released have different requirements than released products, since released products require regular maintenance, testing, and troubleshooting; if a client spots a bug, these analysts must work to immediately fix it. An analyst must be able to work on a team successfully, since many programs are highly complex and require many hours of development and testing. The job is primarily completed in an office setting, and there is little to no physical or manual labor required.

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Applications Analyst, Software Tasks

  • Identify, communicate, and manage risks associated with projects.
  • Identify business or customer requirements and information technology alternatives.
  • Create project plans for information technology development and testing.
  • Translate requirements into new information technology project specifications.

Common Career Paths for Applications Analyst, Software


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Software Applications Analysts often transition into Information Technology Project Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Information Technology Project Managers earn $86K per year.

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Popular Skills for Applications Analyst, Software


Software Applications Analysts report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Requirements Analysis, Epic Systems, Oracle, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 14 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include HTML, Microsoft Access, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in Microsoft Word and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Applications Analyst, Software

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $58K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $70K. For Software Applications Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $69K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $77K.

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Experience Affects Applications Analyst, Software Salaries




National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Applications Analyst, Software Salaries

Requirements Analysis
up arrow 14%

Epic Systems
up arrow 9%


Oracle
up arrow 5%

Epic Information Systems (Radiant, Stork, etc.)
up arrow 4%

SQL
0%

Microsoft SQL Server
0%

National Average
$64,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%


Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 6%


up arrow 7%



up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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