Applications Analyst, Software Salary

Pay for Software Applications Analysts in the United States sits in the ballpark of $64K per year. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $8K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $42K and hits $91K on the high end. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a fair number get vision benefits. Job satisfaction for Software Applications Analysts is high. Men make up a slight majority of Software Applications Analysts (54 percent) who responded to the survey. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$44,151 - $91,085
(Median)
$44K
$64K
$91K
MEDIAN: $63,942
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50%
90%

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$16.69 - $40.02
(Median)
$17
$24
$40
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
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
$44,151 - $91,085  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,500  
Profit Sharing
$149.50 - $7,757  
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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$42,162 - $91,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 321
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$16.69 - $40.02  
   
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$149.50 - $7,757  
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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$42,162 - $91,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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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Software Applications Analysts often transition into Information Technology Project Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Information Technology Project Managers earn $86K per year.

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Popular Skills for Applications Analyst, Software


Software Applications Analysts seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Project Management, UNIX, Microsoft Word, and Oracle are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 11 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Java, HTML, and Visual Basic. Most people experienced in 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $74K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $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 2%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$63,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

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

Epic Systems
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 4%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 5%

HTML
up arrow 13%

Java
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 8%