Pay for Software Applications Analysts in the United States sits in the ballpark of $64K per year. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Software Applications Analysts is high. Men make up a slight majority of Software Applications Analysts (58 percent) who responded to the survey. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,298 - $93,332
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$64K
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MEDIAN: $63,905
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$18.25 - $39.96
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MEDIAN: $26.41
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$45,298 - $93,332  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,460  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$44,526 - $94,016  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 290
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$18.25 - $39.96  
   
Overtime
$24.66 - $58.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,460  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$44,526 - $94,016  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46

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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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Many Software Applications Analysts move into an Information Technology Project Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $86K per year.

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Popular Skills for Applications Analyst, Software


Software Applications Analysts seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Requirements Analysis, Epic Systems, and Epic Information Systems (Radiant, Stork, etc.) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 13 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include HTML, Microsoft Access, and Windows Operating System General Use. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed 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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $58K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $71K. Software Applications Analysts see a median salary of $69K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $76K.

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Key Stats for Applications Analyst, Software

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
040
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Applications Analyst, Software Salaries




National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Applications Analyst, Software Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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