Business Analyst, Software Salary

The average Software Business Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $61K per year. Total cash compensation for Software Business Analysts runs from $43K to $93K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $8K and profit sharing that can reach almost $7K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Software Business Analysts making up 53 percent of survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Software Business Analysts. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$43,005 - $87,271
(Median)
$43K
$61K
$87K
MEDIAN: $60,892
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$12.37 - $72.72
(Median)
$12
$29
$73
MEDIAN: $29.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$43,005 - $87,271  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,217  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $7,047  
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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$43,098 - $93,108  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 465
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $72.72  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,217  
   
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $7,047  
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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$43,098 - $93,108  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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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Software Business Analysts who move on to become Senior Business Analysts may enjoy significant pay raises, as Senior Business Analysts get paid an average of $84K per year.

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Popular Skills for Business Analyst, Software


Survey results suggest that Software Business Analysts put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Requirements Analysis, Project Management, Functional Analysis, and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 9 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include SQL and Microsoft Office. For most people, competency in Business Analysis indicates knowledge of 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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $56K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $71K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $77K. Software Business Analysts who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $71K.

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Experience Affects Business Analyst, Software Salaries



Late-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Business Analyst, Software Salaries


Project Management
up arrow 8%

Functional Analysis
up arrow 4%

Business Analysis
up arrow 2%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 2%

National Average
$63,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

SQL
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 9%
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