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Applications Analyst, Software Salary

Software Applications Analysts in the United States take home approximately $64K per year on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $8K and $4K, respectively — total cash payment to Software Applications Analysts can bottom out near $42K or peak near $91K depending on individual performance. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision plans. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Software Applications Analysts (54 percent) who responded to the survey.

$43,922 - $90,857
(Median)
$44K
$64K
$91K
MEDIAN: $63,937
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$16.73 - $40.87
(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, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$43,922 - $90,857  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,031  
Profit Sharing
$149.50 - $3,878  
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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$41,969 - $91,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 327
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$16.73 - $40.87  
   
Overtime
$20.23 - $59.39  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,031  
   
Profit Sharing
$149.50 - $3,878  
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).
)
$41,969 - $91,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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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 might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Information Technology Project Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably 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 deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Microsoft Word, UNIX, and Oracle are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 11 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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.


For Software Applications Analysts, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $56K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $69K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $73K in this role. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $77K.

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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%

Oracle
up arrow 6%

SQL
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$63,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Epic Systems
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Epic Information Systems (Radiant, Stork, etc.)
up arrow 3%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 4%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 6%

Java
up arrow 14%

HTML
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 8%
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