Applications Analyst, Software Salary

The average Software Applications Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $64K per year. Total cash compensation to Software Applications Analysts bottoms out near $42K and approaches $92K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $8K from bonuses and almost $4K from profit sharing. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up a slight majority of Software Applications Analysts (53 percent) who responded to the survey. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision plans. The majority of Software Applications Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$43,928 - $91,319
(Median)
$44K
$64K
$91K
MEDIAN: $64,059
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$16.65 - $40.69
(Median)
$17
$23
$41
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$43,928 - $91,319  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,943  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $3,750  
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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$41,764 - $91,511  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 339
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$16.65 - $40.69  
   
Overtime
$20.13 - $59.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,943  
   
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $3,750  
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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$41,764 - $91,511  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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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 results imply that Software Applications Analysts deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, UNIX, Epic Information Systems, and Oracle are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 10 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $55K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $69K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Software Applications Analysts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $73K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Software Applications Analyst with more than 20 years of experience can earn $77K on average.

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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%

Epic Information Systems (Radiant, Stork, etc.)
up arrow 7%

SQL
up arrow 6%

Oracle
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 2%

National Average
$63,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Epic Systems
up arrow 2%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 5%

Java
up arrow 14%

HTML
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

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: 87% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 8%
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