Business Analyst/Programmer Salary

The average Business Analyst Programmer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $63K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The majority of Business Analyst Programmers (61 percent) who took the survey are men. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$44,774 - $90,463
(Median)
$45K
$63K
$90K
MEDIAN: $63,394
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$16.08 - $36.93
(Median)
$16
$23
$37
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$44,774 - $90,463  
   
Bonus
$496.65 - $11,857  
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
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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$43,489 - $95,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 135
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$16.08 - $36.93  
   
Overtime
$25.12 - $55.78  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$496.65 - $11,857  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
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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$43,489 - $95,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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


Survey takers working as Business Analyst Programmers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Oracle, Microsoft Access, Project Management, and Microsoft SQL Server 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. Most people who know Microsoft Excel also know SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Analyst/Programmer

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


For many Business Analyst Programmers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $56K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $69K. Business Analyst Programmers bring in $78K after working for 10 to 20 years. Business Analyst Programmers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $86K on average.

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Experience Affects Business Analyst/Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 21%


National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Business Analyst/Programmer Salaries

Oracle
up arrow 19%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft SQL Server
0%

National Average
$64,000

SQL
up arrow 1%

.NET
up arrow 2%

HTML
up arrow 4%

C#
up arrow 4%

SAS
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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