Business Analyst/Programmer Salary

The average Business Analyst Programmer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $65K per year. Career length 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 a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Male Business Analyst Programmers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$46,969 - $94,565
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$65K
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MEDIAN: $65,363
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$16.36 - $49.66
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$0$99K
Salary $46,969 - $94,565
Bonus $1,015 - $10,326
Profit Sharing $2,543
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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$46,410 - $99,496
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 106
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $16.36 - $49.66
Overtime $49.69
Annual Data $0$99K
Bonus $1,015 - $10,326
Profit Sharing $2,543
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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$46,410 - $99,496
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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Job Description for Business Analyst/Programmer

Business analysts/programmers create, improve, and evaluate software and applications at a company. They may create software for general customers or simply have a role in maintaining a company’s IT processes, and may also conduct research to determine what types of products are in high demand and what improvements can be made to help the business run smoothly.

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Business Analyst/Programmer Tasks

  • Work with users from identifying conceptual system requirements through completion.
  • Work with middle-tier developers to integrate back-end database code with business applications.
  • Plan, design, schedule, write, and debug software for web sites.
  • Plan, design, schedule, write, and debug database stored procedures and complex queries to extract, calculate or manipulate information.
  • Plan, design, schedule, write, and debug client applications.

Common Career Paths for Business Analyst/Programmer


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It's not very common for Business Analyst Programmers to move on to become Information Technology Project Managers. Average pay for an Information Technology Project Manager is $86K annually. A Senior Business Analyst role is the most common promotion for Business Analyst Programmers moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $85K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Business Analyst Programmers is a Computer Systems Business Analyst position, where earnings are usually $60K.

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Popular Skills for Business Analyst/Programmer


Survey results imply that Business Analyst Programmers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with SAS, C++ Programming Language, and C# Programming Language are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 38 percent, 32 percent, and 24 percent, respectively. Those listing VBA as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. VB.Net and Microsoft Word also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Analyst/Programmer

Pay by Experience for a Business Analyst/Programmer has a positive trend. An entry-level Business Analyst/Programmer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 67 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Business Analyst/Programmer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Business Analyst/Programmer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 24 salaries. A Business Analyst/Programmer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 14 salaries.

Business Analyst/Programmer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Business Analyst/Programmer?

Business Analyst/Programmer in New York:
"Demanding & ever-changing."
Pros: Exposure to all aspects of an organization; big picture view.
Cons: Constant changes.

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Key Stats for Business Analyst/Programmer

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Business Analyst/Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
▲33%

▲24%

▲4%

National Average
$67,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Business Analyst/Programmer Salaries

SAS
▲38%

C++ Programming Language
▲32%

C# Programming Language
▲24%

Oracle
▲14%

Python
▲14%

SQL
▲5%

.NET
▲5%

National Average
$67,000




HTML
▼7%

C#
▼8%

Microsoft Word
▼12%

VB.Net
▼16%

VBA
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 12%
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