Business Analyst, Software Salary (United States)

Software Analysts in the United States can typically expect wages of $62,375 per year. Pay generally spreads from $42,100 to $92,620 per year. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. The greater part report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Software Analysts (52 percent). Work is enjoyable for Software Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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 (?
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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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$0$20$40$60
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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Oftentimes, Software Analysts' salaries rise greatly in accordance with career advancement. Those who assume a higher-end position such as a Computer Systems Sr. Business Analyst usually get paid an extra $22K per year.

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Popular Skills for Business Analyst, Software

Survey results show that Software Analysts use a fair number of 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like SQL, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel. Those familiar with Business Analysis also tend to 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.
Workers new to the field can expect to earn $56K, increasing to $77K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $77K after 10 to 20 years. Software Analysts' pay declines to $71K, on average, after racking up two decades of experience. 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. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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$62,000
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For Software Analysts, busy Atlanta offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. Software Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+15 percent).

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Experience Affects Business Analyst, Software Salaries

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$62,000

Skills That Affect Business Analyst, Software Salaries

Project Management
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$62,000
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Job Satisfaction

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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%