Applications Analyst, Software Salary

Software Applications Analysts in the United States take home an average $64K annually. Total cash compensation for Software Applications Analysts runs from $42K to $91K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $8K and profit sharing that can reach almost $5K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Men make up a slight majority of Software Applications Analysts (57 percent) who responded to the survey. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,729 - $90,371
(Median)
$44K
$64K
$90K
MEDIAN: $63,773
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90%

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$17.29 - $40.92
(Median)
$17
$24
$41
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$43,729 - $90,371  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,550  
Profit Sharing
$153.19 - $5,049  
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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$42,079 - $90,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 393
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$17.29 - $40.92  
   
Overtime
$22.25 - $58.96  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,550  
   
Profit Sharing
$153.19 - $5,049  
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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$42,079 - $90,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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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 who move on to become Information Technology Project Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Information Technology Project Managers get paid an average of $86K per year.

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Popular Skills for Applications Analyst, Software


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, UNIX, Oracle, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 10 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include HTML, Java, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people familiar with Microsoft Excel also 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.


Software Applications Analysts do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $55K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $69K. For Software Applications Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $71K. As Software Applications Analysts reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $75K.

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Experience Affects Applications Analyst, Software Salaries




National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Applications Analyst, Software Salaries


UNIX
up arrow 8%

SQL
up arrow 6%

Epic Information Systems (Radiant, Stork, etc.)
up arrow 6%

Oracle
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Epic Systems
0%

National Average
$63,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 4%


Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 5%

Java
up arrow 12%

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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