For Business Analyst Programmers, yearly average wages total $67K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Business Analyst Programmers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. 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.

$48,144 - $96,564
$48K
$67K
$97K
MEDIAN: $66,802
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$20.60 - $40.00
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,144 - $96,564  
   
Bonus
$1,011 - $11,720  
Profit Sharing
$2,546  
Total Pay (?
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$49,212 - $102,047  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 109
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$31.66  
   
Overtime
$49.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,011 - $11,720  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,546  
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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$49,212 - $102,047  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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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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Business Analyst Programmers do not often transition into Information Technology Project Manager roles. The role averages $86K per year. The most common career progression for Business Analyst Programmers leads to becoming a Senior Business Analyst, where average pay is $85K annually. However, many Business Analyst Programmers also opt to become Computer Systems Business Analysts. Typically, a Computer Systems Business Analyst brings home $60K.

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Popular Skills for Business Analyst/Programmer


Survey takers working as Business Analyst Programmers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with C++ Programming Language, SAS, and C# Programming Language are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 37 percent, 26 percent, and 22 percent, respectively. Those listing VB.Net as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Word and C# also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Analyst/Programmer

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Business Analyst Programmers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $70K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $60K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $85K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $90K.

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Key Stats for Business Analyst/Programmer

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Business Analyst/Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%



National Average
$69,000


Skills That Affect Business Analyst/Programmer Salaries

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 37%

SAS
up arrow 26%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 22%

Oracle
up arrow 11%

SQL
up arrow 3%

.NET
up arrow 2%

National Average
$69,000


Project Management
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 5%


HTML
up arrow 10%

C#
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 15%

VB.Net
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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