Applications Analyst, Software Salary

The average Software Applications Analyst in the United States earns approximately $64K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Male Software Applications Analysts are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 58 percent of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Most Software Applications Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$45,254 - $93,446
$45K
$64K
$93K
MEDIAN: $64,262
10%
50%
90%

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$18.22 - $39.33
$18
$27
$39
MEDIAN: $27.17
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$45,254 - $93,446  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,486  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$44,628 - $93,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 283
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$18.22 - $39.33  
   
Overtime
$24.24 - $58.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,486  
   
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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$44,628 - $93,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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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

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

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


Survey results imply that Software Applications Analysts deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. 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, 15 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Access, HTML, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people experienced in Microsoft Excel also know Microsoft Word and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Applications Analyst, Software

Pay by Experience for an Applications Analyst, Software has a positive trend. An entry-level Applications Analyst, Software with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 180 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Applications Analyst, Software with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 105 salaries. An experienced Applications Analyst, Software which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 81 salaries. An Applications Analyst, Software with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 25 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,350

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Software Applications Analysts, New York provides a pay rate that is 69 percent greater than the national average. Software Applications Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+45 percent), Charlotte (+45 percent), Seattle (+30 percent), and Boston (+21 percent). The lowest-paying market is Pittsburgh, which sits 23 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers in Indianapolis and Columbia also lean toward paying below-median salaries (22 percent lower and 17 percent lower, respectively).

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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 60 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Applications Analyst, Software Salaries

▲19%

▲13%

▲7%

National Average
$64,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Applications Analyst, Software Salaries


▲15%



Oracle
▲4%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼0%

Java
▼0%

National Average
$64,000

SQL
▼2%




Visual Basic (VB)
▼7%


▼11%


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 7%