Business Analyst Programmers in the United States take home an average $69K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Business Analyst Programmers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$48,718 - $99,637
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MEDIAN: $68,521
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MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,718 - $99,637  
   
Bonus
$1,015 - $12,020  
Profit Sharing
$2,546  
Total Pay (?
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$49,606 - $104,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$33.83  
   
Overtime
$49.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,015 - $12,020  
   
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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$49,606 - $104,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Business Analyst Programmers sometimes become Information Technology Project Managers, where the average income is $86K per year. The most common promotion for Business Analyst Programmers is Senior Business Analyst, a position that typically pays $85K annually. Another standard transition for Business Analyst Programmers seeking advancement is to assume a Computer Systems Business Analyst role, where pay is often $60K.

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Popular Skills for Business Analyst/Programmer


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. 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, 23 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include VB.Net, Microsoft Word, and C#. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Analyst/Programmer

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


Business Analyst Programmers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $70K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $62K. Business Analyst Programmers see a median salary of $86K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Business Analyst Programmers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $94K on average.

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Experience Affects Business Analyst/Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%



National Average
$71,000


Skills That Affect Business Analyst/Programmer Salaries

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 37%

SAS
up arrow 23%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 13%

Oracle
up arrow 8%

SQL
up arrow 1%

National Average
$71,000

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 7%


.NET
up arrow 11%

HTML
up arrow 12%

C#
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 17%

VB.Net
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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