Business Analyst, Software Salary

Software Business Analysts in the United States pull down an average of $65K per year. Overall cash earnings of Software Business Analysts stretch from $49K near the bottom to $98K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Software Business Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Software Business Analysts (53 percent) who responded to the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$48,263 - $92,729
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$65K
$93K
MEDIAN: $64,788
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90%

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$21.64 - $51.20
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MEDIAN: $36.42
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$0$97K
Salary $48,263 - $92,729
Bonus $485.31 - $10,267
Profit Sharing $405.47 - $10,101
Total Pay (?
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$48,734 - $97,852
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 527
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $21.64 - $51.20
Overtime $45.50
Annual Data $0$97K
Bonus $485.31 - $10,267
Profit Sharing $405.47 - $10,101
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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$48,734 - $97,852
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 39

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Job Description for Business Analyst, Software

A software business analyst analyzes software that has been implemented within their company, reporting on its efficiency and developing ideas to solve any problems encountered. They may also be given a problem and expected to come up with software that can remedy the issue.

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Business Analyst, Software Tasks

  • Plan, design, schedule and coordinate software development.
  • Work with software developers and quality assurance testers to produce the software.
  • Understand user conceptual requirements and needs.
  • Translate user requirements into software specifications, resource estimates, and schedules.

Common Career Paths for Business Analyst, Software


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Many Software Business Analysts move into a Senior Business Analyst role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $85K per year.

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Popular Skills for Business Analyst, Software


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Agile Software Development, Implementation Analyst, Microsoft Visio, and Product Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 15 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word. Most people who know Business Analysis also know Project Management and Functional Analysis. The majority of those who know Requirements Analysis also know Functional Analysis and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Analyst, Software

Pay by Experience for a Business Analyst, Software has a positive trend. An entry-level Business Analyst, Software with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 330 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Business Analyst, Software with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 120 salaries. An experienced Business Analyst, Software which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 70 salaries. A Business Analyst, Software with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 16 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,723

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 21 percent, Software Business Analysts in Chicago receive some of the highest pay in the country. Software Business Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+18 percent), New York (+15 percent), Charlotte (+10 percent), and Austin (+8 percent). Falling short of the national average by 19 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Houston. Employers also pay below the national average in Indianapolis (16 percent lower) and Seattle (10 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Business Analyst, Software

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 83 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Business Analyst, Software Salaries

▲21%

▲12%

▲6%

National Average
$67,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Business Analyst, Software Salaries

Agile Software Development
▲15%

Implementation Analyst
▲11%

Microsoft Visio
▲8%

Product Management
▲7%


Salesforce
▲2%

Business Analysis
▼0%

Requirements Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$67,000



SQL
▼5%

Microsoft Word
▼7%


Microsoft SQL Server
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 11%
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