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Software Analyst Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Software Analyst is $59,381 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are C++, . NET, Software Test, Java/J2EE, and C#. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Software Analyst Salary (?
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$40,551 - $91,317
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MEDIAN: $59,381
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Software Analyst Salary (?
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$15.24 - $40.56
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,551 - $91,317  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,040  
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $8,650  
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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$41,337 - $92,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 294
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.24 - $40.56  
   
Overtime
$22.67 - $56.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,040  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $8,650  
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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$41,337 - $92,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Job Description for Software Analyst

Software analysts are responsible for all aspects of software development projects. They work with customers to develop an understanding of their needs and the specifications the project will require. After careful planning and research, they work with other software developers to produce code and a system to meet those specifications. They help test the software to ensure it fully meets their customers’ needs. Once the completed project is delivered, software analysts work with the customer to install and learn to effectively use the program. If any issues arise, they are responsible for rewriting code and providing updates to the users. They also work with customers to maintain existing software as needed throughout its lifetime.
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Software Analyst Tasks
  • Participate in code reviews and provide technical expertise.
  • Analyze and modify software systems using a variety of coding languages.
  • Implement and test programs for business goals, ensuring fit to user needs.
  • Document existing systems, proposed modifications, and software requirements.

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Analyst

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

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
up arrow 43%
Atlanta
up arrow 14%
Kansas City
up arrow 13%
Austin
up arrow 8%
National Average
$59,000
Houston
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Charlotte
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Experience Affects Software Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 50%
National Average
$59,000

Skills That Affect Software Analyst Salaries

C++
up arrow 59%
.NET
up arrow 24%
Java/J2EE
up arrow 20%
Software Test
up arrow 20%
C#
up arrow 18%
Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%
Project Management
up arrow 2%
National Average
$59,000
Java
up arrow 1%
Software Knowledge
up arrow 17%
System Testing
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
29%
female alumni
 
Male
71%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 8%