Applications Analyst, Software Salary

Software Applications Analysts in the United States take home approximately $64K annually on average. Cash earnings for Software Applications Analysts — including $8K in bonuses and $4K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $42K to $92K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. For the most part, Software Applications Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Software Applications Analysts who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 53 percent. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,072 - $91,371
(Median)
$44K
$64K
$91K
MEDIAN: $64,171
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$16.62 - $40.78
(Median)
$17
$23
$41
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$44,072 - $91,371  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,918  
Profit Sharing
$150.50 - $4,122  
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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$41,755 - $91,583  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 337
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$16.62 - $40.78  
   
Overtime
$20.13 - $59.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,918  
   
Profit Sharing
$150.50 - $4,122  
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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$41,755 - $91,583  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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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


Survey results imply that Software Applications Analysts deploy a deep pool 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. Most people who know 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Software Applications Analysts — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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 $69K. On average, Software Applications Analysts make $73K following one to two decades on the job. Software Applications Analysts with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $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%

SQL
up arrow 7%

UNIX
up arrow 7%

Oracle
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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%

Epic Systems
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 6%

Java
up arrow 12%

HTML
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
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: 8%
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