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Business Analyst, Software Salary

Median pay for Software Business Analysts in the United States is around $61K annually. In the world of Software Business Analysts, overall income ranges from $42K near the bottom to $92K at the top; this can include more than $9K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men working as Software Business Analysts who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 52 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$42,694 - $85,832
(Median)
$43K
$61K
$86K
MEDIAN: $60,698
10%
50%
90%

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$13.30 - $55.75
(Median)
$13
$29
$56
MEDIAN: $29.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$42,694 - $85,832  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,574  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $7,500  
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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$42,390 - $92,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 529
National Hourly Rate 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$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$13.30 - $55.75  
   
Overtime
$7.50 - $65.00  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,574  
   
Profit Sharing
$600 - $7,500  
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).
)
$42,390 - $92,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40

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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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Advancing into a Senior Business Analyst role seems to be a popular career move for Software Business Analysts, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income 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 8 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include SQL and Microsoft Office. Most people familiar with Business Analysis also know 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $55K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $72K. On average, Software Business Analysts make $77K following one to two decades on the job. 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.

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Experience Affects Business Analyst, Software Salaries



Late-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Business Analyst, Software Salaries


Project Management
up arrow 8%

Functional Analysis
up arrow 4%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

Business Analysis
up arrow 2%

National Average
$62,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

SQL
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 130 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 9%