Business Analyst/Programmer Salary

Business Analyst Programmers in the United States pull down an average of $67K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Business Analyst Programmers who answered the questionnnaire. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,089 - $95,923
$48K
$67K
$96K
MEDIAN: $66,652
10%
50%
90%

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$20.60 - $40.00
$32
MEDIAN: $31.66
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,089 - $95,923  
   
Bonus
$1,011 - $11,150  
Profit Sharing
$2,546  
Total Pay (?
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$49,048 - $101,336  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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 - $11,150  
   
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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$49,048 - $101,336  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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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While not commonly seen, Business Analyst Programmers who transition into an Information Technology Project Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Information Technology Project Managers is $86K per year. Becoming a Senior Business Analyst is, more often than not, the most common role that Business Analyst Programmers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $85K. Another frequent advance is for Business Analyst Programmers to assume a Computer Systems Business Analyst role; in this role, workers often earn $60K.

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Popular Skills for Business Analyst/Programmer


Business Analyst Programmers seem to wield many 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 35 percent, 28 percent, and 21 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. For most people, competency in Microsoft Excel indicates knowledge of 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.

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Key Stats for Business Analyst/Programmer

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Business Analyst/Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

▲21%

▲2%

National Average
$69,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Business Analyst/Programmer Salaries

SAS
▲35%

C++ Programming Language
▲28%

C# Programming Language
▲21%

Oracle
▲11%

Python
▲11%

SQL
▲3%

.NET
▲2%

National Average
$69,000




HTML
▼10%

C#
▼10%

Microsoft Word
▼14%

VB.Net
▼18%

VBA
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 10%