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Business Analyst, Software Salary

Average Software Business Analysts in the United States make around $61K per year. Total cash compensation to Software Business Analysts bottoms out near $42K and approaches $93K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $7K from profit sharing. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up a slight majority of Software Business Analysts (52 percent) who responded to the survey. The majority of Software Business Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$42,078 - $86,036
(Median)
$42K
$61K
$86K
MEDIAN: $60,537
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50%
90%

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$16.48 - $52.84
(Median)
$16
$28
$53
MEDIAN: $27.00
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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
$42,078 - $86,036  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,826  
Profit Sharing
$618 - $7,297  
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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$42,145 - $92,645  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 616
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$16.48 - $52.84  
   
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 - $9,826  
   
Profit Sharing
$618 - $7,297  
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).
)
$42,145 - $92,645  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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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 usually experience a big boost in pay as they move up the career ladder to upper-level roles like Senior Business Analyst. The average pay for a Senior Business Analyst is $84K annually.

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Popular Skills for Business Analyst, Software


Survey results imply that Software Business Analysts put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Requirements Analysis, Functional Analysis, and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $55K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $72K. Software Business Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $76K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $71K by contrast.

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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 3%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

Business Analysis
up arrow 2%

National Average
$62,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

SQL
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 164 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 8%