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Business Analyst/Programmer Salary (United States)

Business Analyst Programmers in the United States can expect wages of $62K annually on average. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. For the most part, Business Analyst Programmers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Business Analyst/Programmer Salary (?
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$44,935 - $85,292
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MEDIAN: $62,186
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Business Analyst/Programmer Salary (?
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$15.69 - $38.50
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$44,935 - $85,292  
   
Bonus
$51.06 - $10,342  
Profit Sharing
$968 - $1,983  
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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$44,877 - $88,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 152
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.69 - $38.50  
   
Overtime
$18.55 - $55.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$51.06 - $10,342  
   
Profit Sharing
$968 - $1,983  
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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$44,877 - $88,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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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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For Business Analyst Programmers, career progression to a Information Technology Project Manager role may result in a considerable increase in compensation. On average, a Information Technology Project Manager, an upper-level role, can earn $86K annually. A Senior Business Analyst role is the most common promotion for Business Analyst Programmers moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $84K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Business Analyst Programmers is a Computer Systems Business Analyst position, where earnings are usually $59K.

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Popular Skills for Business Analyst/Programmer

Business Analyst Programmers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Fortunate workers who know Oracle can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Access. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in SQL.

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Experience Affects Business Analyst/Programmer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%
National Average
$64,000

Skills That Affect Business Analyst/Programmer Salaries

Oracle
up arrow 20%
Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 2%
SQL
up arrow 1%
Project Management
up arrow 1%
National Average
$64,000
C#
up arrow 1%
.NET
up arrow 1%
HTML
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Access
up arrow 4%
SAS
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
41%
female alumni
 
Male
59%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 5%