Business Analyst/Programmer Salary

Average Business Analyst Programmers in the United States make around $64K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. For the most part, Business Analyst Programmers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. There are more male Business Analyst Programmers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 62 percent.

$45,296 - $89,499
(Median)
$45K
$64K
$89K
MEDIAN: $64,309
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$16.28 - $37.18
(Median)
$16
$23
$37
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$45,296 - $89,499  
   
Bonus
$66.08 - $11,868  
Profit Sharing
$989 - $2,275  
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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$44,833 - $95,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 142
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$16.28 - $37.18  
   
Overtime
$28.96 - $56.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$66.08 - $11,868  
   
Profit Sharing
$989 - $2,275  
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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$44,833 - $95,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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 sometimes assume positions such as Information Technology Project Managers. That role pays $86K per year on average. The most common career progression for Business Analyst Programmers leads to becoming a Senior Business Analyst, where average pay is $84K annually. However, many Business Analyst Programmers also opt to become Computer Systems Business Analysts. Typically, a Computer Systems Business Analyst brings home $59K.

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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, skills in Oracle, Project Management, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and SAS. Most people familiar with Microsoft Excel also know SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Analyst/Programmer

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


For Business Analyst Programmers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $57K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $69K. Business Analyst Programmers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $76K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Business Analyst Programmer generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $85K.

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Experience Affects Business Analyst/Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 16%


National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Business Analyst/Programmer Salaries

Oracle
up arrow 17%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 1%

National Average
$65,000

SQL
up arrow 1%

.NET
up arrow 3%

HTML
up arrow 5%

C#
up arrow 5%

SAS
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 5%
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