Business Analyst/Programmer Salary

An average Business Analyst Programmer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $63K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Business Analyst Programmers (61 percent) who took the survey are men. Most Business Analyst Programmers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number.

$44,774 - $90,463
(Median)
$45K
$63K
$90K
MEDIAN: $63,394
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$16.08 - $36.93
(Median)
$16
$23
$37
MEDIAN: $23.00
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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.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$44,774 - $90,463  
   
Bonus
$496.65 - $11,857  
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
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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$43,489 - $95,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 135
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.
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$16.08 - $36.93  
   
Overtime
$25.12 - $55.78  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$496.65 - $11,857  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
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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$43,489 - $95,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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

  • Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Design, implement, and test database schemas.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.
  • Work with with designers and content producers.
  • Write code to generate web pages, access databases and business logic servers.

Common Career Paths for Business Analyst/Programmer


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Business Analyst Programmers who advance into the role of an Information Technology Project Manager are fairly uncommon. Information Technology Project Managers on average earn $86K per year. 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 $84K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Business Analyst Programmers is a Computer Systems Business Analyst position, where earnings are usually $59K.

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Popular Skills for Business Analyst/Programmer


Survey results imply that Business Analyst Programmers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Oracle, Microsoft Access, Project Management, and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and SAS. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to know SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Analyst/Programmer

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


For many Business Analyst Programmers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $56K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $69K. Business Analyst Programmers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $78K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $86K.

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Experience Affects Business Analyst/Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 21%


National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Business Analyst/Programmer Salaries

Oracle
up arrow 19%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft SQL Server
0%

National Average
$64,000

SQL
up arrow 1%

.NET
up arrow 2%

HTML
up arrow 4%

C#
up arrow 4%

SAS
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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