Business Analyst, Software Salary

For Software Business Analysts, annual average wages total $65K per year. Total cash earnings of Software Business Analysts range from $48K on the low end to $98K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $8K, respectively. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Software Business Analysts making up 55 percent of survey respondents. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$47,616 - $92,490
$48K
$65K
$92K
MEDIAN: $65,199
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50%
90%

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$15.48 - $60.00
$15
$35
$60
MEDIAN: $35.23
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$47,616 - $92,490  
   
Bonus
$487.22 - $9,978  
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $8,000  
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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$47,954 - $98,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 410
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.48 - $60.00  
   
Overtime
$50.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$487.22 - $9,978  
   
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $8,000  
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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$47,954 - $98,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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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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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


Software Business Analysts seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Product Management, Implementation Analyst, Microsoft Visio, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 14 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Office, and SQL. Most people familiar with Business Analysis also know Project Management and Functional Analysis. Most people who know Requirements 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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $61K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $75K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $80K. For some reason, Software Business Analysts with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $72K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,547

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

With a pay rate for Software Business Analysts that is 32 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Software Business Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+13 percent), New York (+12 percent), Charlotte (+11 percent), and Austin (+8 percent). The lowest-paying market is Pittsburgh, which sits 20 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Indianapolis (19 percent lower) and Houston (18 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Business Analyst, Software

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Business Analyst, Software Salaries

▲20%

▲13%

Late-Career
▲8%

National Average
$67,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Business Analyst, Software Salaries

Product Management
▲14%

Implementation Analyst
▲13%

Microsoft Visio
▲8%




Functional Analysis
▼0%

Agile Software Development
▼0%

National Average
$67,000



SQL
▼7%

Microsoft Word
▼7%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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