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Applications Analyst, Software Salary

Software Applications Analysts in the United States can expect wages of $64K annually on average. Cash earnings for Software Applications Analysts — which occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $4K from profit sharing — stretch from around $42K to approximately $91K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of Software Applications Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. Male Software Applications Analysts are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 54 percent of the field. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$44,043 - $90,959
(Median)
$44K
$64K
$91K
MEDIAN: $63,934
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$16.73 - $39.91
(Median)
$17
$24
$40
MEDIAN: $24.00
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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
$44,043 - $90,959  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,052  
Profit Sharing
$148.99 - $3,915  
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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$41,986 - $90,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 323
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$16.73 - $39.91  
   
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 - $8,052  
   
Profit Sharing
$148.99 - $3,915  
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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$41,986 - $90,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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 substantial tool kit of skills at work. 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 10 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Java, HTML, and Visual Basic. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in 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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $55K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $69K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $73K in this role. Software Applications Analysts who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $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%


Oracle
up arrow 6%

SQL
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$63,000

Epic Systems
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

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

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 4%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 5%

HTML
up arrow 13%

Java
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
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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