An average Software Business Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $65K annually. Final cash compensation to Software Business Analysts varies from around $46K to approximately $97K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K and $5K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Men make up a slight majority of Software Business Analysts (54 percent) who responded to the survey. Work is enjoyable for Software Business Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,585 - $91,178
(Median)
$47K
$65K
$91K
MEDIAN: $65,071
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$15.06 - $64.11
(Median)
$15
$35
$64
MEDIAN: $34.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$46,585 - $91,178  
   
Bonus
$494.35 - $9,787  
Profit Sharing
$253.42 - $4,959  
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).
)
$46,142 - $96,647  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 357
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$15.06 - $64.11  
   
Overtime
$50.42  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$494.35 - $9,787  
   
Profit Sharing
$253.42 - $4,959  
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).
)
$46,142 - $96,647  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Employers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


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. Becoming a Computer Systems Business Analyst is, more often than not, the most common role that Software Business Analysts move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for a Computer Systems Business Analyst is $60K. Another frequent advance is for Software Business Analysts to assume a Senior Business Analyst role; in this role, workers often take home $85K.

Business Systems Analyst Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Business Analyst, Software


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Implementation Analyst, Microsoft Visio, Product Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 13 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft SQL Server, SQL, and Microsoft Office. Most people skilled in Requirements Analysis are similarly competent in Functional Analysis and Project Management. The majority of those who know Business Analysis also know Project Management and Functional Analysis.

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 $60K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $74K. Software Business Analysts see a median salary of $80K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $73K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,332

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

With a pay rate for Software Business Analysts that is 19 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Software Business Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+14 percent), Austin (+11 percent), Chicago (+11 percent), and Boston (+6 percent). In Pittsburgh, salaries are 19 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Houston and San Diego (17 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Employers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Business Analyst, Software Salaries



Late-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Business Analyst, Software Salaries

Implementation Analyst
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Visio
up arrow 8%

Product Management
up arrow 6%

Requirements Analysis
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Business Analysis
up arrow 1%

Functional Analysis
0%

National Average
$66,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%


SQL
up arrow 12%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 9%
ADVERTISEMENT