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.
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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.Read More...
Business analysts often assess of what types of technologies should be integrated in order to create ideal end products, so it is important that they stay up-to-date with all of the latest trends and keep an eye on the competition. It is also important to carry out tests in order to create and improve software, which may involve using end users to help identify bugs and malfunctions. When problems are encountered, analytical skills will be essential to resolve them. Those in this position may also be directly involved in creating/developing code for software, which is reviewed and updated as time goes on. Teamwork is important in this position, as many analysts work together on teams to accomplish goals.
Business analysts/programmers may need to be present at all stages of development. Generally, a bachelor’s degree in a field such as computer science is required for this position. This is a full-time job which takes place primarily in an office environment. Experience and expertise with relevant software and programs will need to be demonstrated.
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
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.
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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