Business Analyst, Software Salary

Average Software Business Analysts in the United States make around $65K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $8K, respectively — total cash payment to Software Business Analysts can bottom out near $48K or peak near $97K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of Software Business Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Men working as Software Business Analysts who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 56 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$47,765 - $92,321
$48K
$65K
$92K
MEDIAN: $65,158
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50%
90%

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$15.48 - $52.41
$15
$35
$52
MEDIAN: $35.23
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$47,765 - $92,321  
   
Bonus
$489.86 - $10,033  
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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$48,062 - $97,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 436
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.48 - $52.41  
   
Overtime
$50.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$489.86 - $10,033  
   
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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$48,062 - $97,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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

  • 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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Software Business Analysts who move on to become Senior Business Analysts may enjoy significant pay raises, as Senior Business Analysts get paid an average of $85K per year.

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Popular Skills for Business Analyst, Software


Software Business Analysts seem to wield many skills on the job. 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 pay less than market rate include Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word. Most people familiar with Business Analysis also know Project Management and Functional Analysis. It is often found that people who know Requirements Analysis are also skilled in 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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $61K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $75K. Software Business Analysts bring in $81K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $71K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,741

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

For Software Business Analysts, Chicago provides a pay rate that is 21 percent greater than the national average. Software Business Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+18 percent), New York (+15 percent), Charlotte (+10 percent), and Austin (+8 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Houston, 19 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Indianapolis (16 percent lower) and Seattle (10 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Business Analyst, Software

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%
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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 72 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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