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Business Analyst, Software Salary

Earnings for Software Business Analysts in the United States come in at around $61K per year on average. In the world of Software Business Analysts, total cash compensation can vary between $42K and $93K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $8K and $7K, respectively. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Men make up a slight majority of Software Business Analysts (52 percent) who responded to the survey. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$42,754 - $86,720
(Median)
$43K
$61K
$87K
MEDIAN: $60,988
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50%
90%

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$13.30 - $55.75
(Median)
$13
$28
$56
MEDIAN: $27.00
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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
$42,754 - $86,720  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,443  
Profit Sharing
$592 - $7,096  
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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$42,420 - $92,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 497
National Hourly Rate 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$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$13.30 - $55.75  
   
Overtime
$0.30 - $69.81  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,443  
   
Profit Sharing
$592 - $7,096  
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).
)
$42,420 - $92,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Business Analyst, Software


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Advancing into a Senior Business Analyst role seems to be a popular career move for Software Business Analysts, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $84K per year.

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Popular Skills for Business Analyst, Software


Software Business Analysts report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Requirements Analysis, Project Management, Functional Analysis, and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 9 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include SQL and Microsoft Office. Most people familiar with Business Analysis also know Functional Analysis and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Analyst, Software

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average beginner in this position makes around $55K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $72K. For Software Business Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $77K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $71K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Business Analyst, Software Salaries



Late-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Business Analyst, Software Salaries


Project Management
up arrow 8%

Functional Analysis
up arrow 4%

Business Analysis
up arrow 2%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 2%

National Average
$63,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%

SQL
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 9%
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