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Applications Analyst, Software Salary

Software Applications Analysts in the United States pull down an average of $63K annually. Total cash compensation for Software Applications Analysts runs from $42K to $90K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $7K and profit sharing that can reach almost $8K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Software Applications Analysts. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Men working as Software Applications Analysts who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 55 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$43,542 - $89,434
(Median)
$44K
$63K
$89K
MEDIAN: $63,031
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$16.40 - $39.60
(Median)
$16
$24
$40
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$43,542 - $89,434  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
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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$41,784 - $90,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 318
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$16.40 - $39.60  
   
Overtime
$17.88 - $60.00  
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 - $7,000  
   
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).
)
$41,784 - $90,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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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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Additional career progression can often lead to a hefty increase in pay for Software Applications Analysts. Many move into a Information Technology Project Manager role where pay averages at $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 UNIX, Project Management, Oracle, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 9 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include HTML, Java, and Microsoft SQL Server. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed 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.


Software Applications Analysts with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $55K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $68K. Software Applications Analysts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $72K. 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 $75K on average.

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Experience Affects Applications Analyst, Software Salaries




National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Applications Analyst, Software Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 9%


Oracle
up arrow 8%


Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
0%

Microsoft Access
0%

National Average
$62,000

SQL
up arrow 1%

Epic Systems
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 4%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 4%

Java
up arrow 9%

HTML
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 8%