Business Analyst/Programmer Salary

Business Analyst Programmers in the United States take home an average $64K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 61 percent of Business Analyst Programmers are male. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Business Analyst Programmers report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,137 - $89,710
(Median)
$45K
$64K
$90K
MEDIAN: $64,489
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$17.40 - $35.67
(Median)
$17
$25
$36
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$45,137 - $89,710  
   
Bonus
$65.57 - $11,878  
Profit Sharing
$989 - $2,275  
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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$44,729 - $95,956  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 140
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$17.40 - $35.67  
   
Overtime
$28.96 - $56.31  
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
$65.57 - $11,878  
   
Profit Sharing
$989 - $2,275  
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).
)
$44,729 - $95,956  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Job Description for Business Analyst/Programmer

Business analysts/programmers create, improve, and evaluate software and applications at a company. They may create software for general customers or simply have a role in maintaining a company’s IT processes, and may also conduct research to determine what types of products are in high demand and what improvements can be made to help the business run smoothly.

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Business Analyst/Programmer Tasks

  • Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Design, implement, and test database schemas.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.
  • Work with with designers and content producers.
  • Write code to generate web pages, access databases and business logic servers.

Common Career Paths for Business Analyst/Programmer


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While not commonly seen, Business Analyst Programmers who transition into an Information Technology Project Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Information Technology Project Managers is $86K per year. Going from Business Analyst Programmer to Senior Business Analyst is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $84K. Many others choose to work as Computer Systems Business Analysts, where pay is typically $59K.

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Popular Skills for Business Analyst/Programmer


Business Analyst Programmers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Oracle, Project Management, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft Access are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and SAS. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed in SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Analyst/Programmer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Business Analyst Programmers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $57K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $69K. Business Analyst Programmers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $76K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Business Analyst Programmer generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $85K.

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Experience Affects Business Analyst/Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 16%


National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Business Analyst/Programmer Salaries

Oracle
up arrow 17%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 1%

National Average
$65,000

SQL
up arrow 1%

.NET
up arrow 3%

C#
up arrow 4%

HTML
up arrow 5%

SAS
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 5%
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