Business Analyst, Software Salary (United States)

A typical Software Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $62,375 annually. Pay generally spreads from $42,100 to $92,620 per year. With some bonuses approaching $9,876 and certain profit sharing proceeds close to $7,202, overall incomes in the Software Analysts from $42,169 to $86,293 depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. The majority in this profession are lucky enough to receive benefits; most get medical and dental insurance, and more than half get vision plans, too. Men just barely outnumber women in the field at 52 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,169 - $86,293
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MEDIAN: $60,785
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$15.32 - $51.69
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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 (?
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$42,100 - $92,620  
PayScale
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  
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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  
PayScale
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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For Software Analysts, career advancement usually has a positive, and rather large, impact on pay. Approaching the top of the pay scale, a Computer Systems Sr. Business Analyst will earn $22K more than someone not as far along in their career.

Business Analyst, Software Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Business Analyst, Software

Software Analysts seem to require a number of specific 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. Most people skilled in Business Analysis are similarly competent 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.
Beginning workers can expect to earn $56K starting out, which grows to $77K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $77K. Unfortunately, Software Analysts with considerable experience—two decades in the field—see paychecks plunge to $71K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 18 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 5 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 5 percent. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, most land within this radius.

Pay Difference By Location

Atlanta
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Chicago
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National Average
$62,000
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Atlanta is home to an above-average pay rate for Software Analysts, 19 percent higher than the national average. Software 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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Microsoft SQL Server
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$62,000
Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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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%
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