Applications Analyst, Software Salary

Software Applications Analysts in the United States can expect to earn an average of $64K annually. Cash earnings for Software Applications Analysts — which occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $4K from profit sharing — stretch from around $42K to approximately $92K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Work is enjoyable for Software Applications Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Software Applications Analysts are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 54 percent of the field. Most have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,131 - $91,550

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$16.56 - $40.96

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$44,131 - $91,550  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,943  
Profit Sharing
$151.01 - $4,085  
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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$41,601 - $91,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 340
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$16.56 - $40.96  
   
Overtime
$17.88 - $60.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,943  
   
Profit Sharing
$151.01 - $4,085  
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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$41,601 - $91,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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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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Advancing into an Information Technology Project Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Software Applications Analysts, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $86K per year.

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Popular Skills for Applications Analyst, Software


Software Applications Analysts seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Epic Information Systems, UNIX, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include HTML, Java, and Visual Basic. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to know 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.


For Software Applications Analysts, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $55K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $70K. Software Applications Analysts see a median salary of $73K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report 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


Epic Information Systems (Radiant, Stork, etc.)
up arrow 8%

UNIX
up arrow 7%

SQL
up arrow 6%

Oracle
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 1%

National Average
$64,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Epic Systems
up arrow 3%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 6%

Java
up arrow 12%

HTML
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 9%
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