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Business Analyst, Software Salary (United States)

A typical Software Business Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $61K annually. Cash earnings for Software Business Analysts — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing — stretch from around $42K to approximately $93K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The greater part enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Men working as Software Business Analysts just barely outnumber women at 52 percent. Most Software Business Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Business Analyst, Software Salary (?
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$42,169 - $86,293
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MEDIAN: $60,785
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Business Analyst, Software Salary (?
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$15.32 - $51.69
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$42,169 - $86,293  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,876  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $7,202  
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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$42,100 - $92,620  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 667
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$15.32 - $51.69  
   
Overtime
$14.45 - $59.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,876  
   
Profit Sharing
$979 - $7,202  
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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$42,100 - $92,620  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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Job Description for Business Analyst, Software

A software business analyst analyzes software that has been implemented within their company, reporting on its efficiency and developing ideas to solve any problems encountered. They may also be given a problem and expected to come up with software that can remedy the issue.
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Business Analyst, Software Tasks
  • Understand user conceptual requirements and needs.
  • Translate user requirements into software specifications, resource estimates, and schedules.
  • Plan, design, schedule and coordinate software development.
  • Work with software developers and quality assurance testers to produce the software.

Common Career Paths for Business Analyst, Software

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While Software Business Analysts do not often become Senior Business Analysts, the job usually pays $84K per year.

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Popular Skills for Business Analyst, Software

Survey results suggest that Software Business Analysts use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Requirements Analysis, Functional Analysis, and Business Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 8 percent, 7 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include SQL, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel. Those educated in Business Analysis tend to be well versed in Functional Analysis and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Analyst, Software

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $56K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $72K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $75K in this role. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $71K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience — of those surveyed, most land within this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up a little less than one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than one in ten.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$62,000
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Surpassing the national average by 19 percent, Software Business Analysts in Atlanta receive some of the highest pay in the country. Software Business Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+15 percent).

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Experience Affects Business Analyst, Software Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$62,000

Skills That Affect Business Analyst, Software Salaries

Project Management
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Functional Analysis
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Business Analysis
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Microsoft SQL Server
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National Average
$62,000
Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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SQL
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 189 votes.

Gender

Female
48%
female alumni
 
Male
52%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 9%