Software Analyst Salary

An average Software Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $60K per year. In the world of Software Analysts, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $9K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $42K and $90K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of Software Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Software Analysts survey respondents are men (71 percent).

$41,436 - $88,198
(Median)
$41K
$60K
$88K
MEDIAN: $60,423
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$15.91 - $41.07
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$41
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$41,436 - $88,198  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,456  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $9,060  
Commission
$3,200  
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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$41,923 - $89,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 406
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.91 - $41.07  
   
Overtime
$24.72 - $54.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,456  
   
Commission
$3,200  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $9,060  
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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$41,923 - $89,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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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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Popular Skills for Software Analyst


Software Analysts seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know .NET can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. C++ and Software Test are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 18 percent and 22 percent. Those listing System Testing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Software Knowledge and Microsoft SQL Server also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Microsoft SQL Server also know Software Development. The majority of those who know Software Knowledge also know Project Management and Software Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Analyst

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


Software Analysts who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $55K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $66K. On average, Software Analysts make $75K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $83K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,689

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 28 percent, Software Analysts in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Software Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+21 percent), San Diego (+21 percent), New York (+12 percent), and Austin (+6 percent). Charlotte ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 16 percent below the national average.

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What is it like working as a Software Analyst?

Software Analyst in Burlingame:
"Experience as a Software Analyst."
Pros: Learning how to manage people and schedules as well as improving my strategical skills with decision making and risk taking. Work hours flexibility.
Cons: No bonuses. No appraisal or evaluation. Raises are never discussed. Stress level is high. Pressure from clients are high.

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Experience Affects Software Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%



National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Software Analyst Salaries

.NET
up arrow 22%

C++
up arrow 18%

Software Test
up arrow 18%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 17%

JavaScript
up arrow 7%


C#
up arrow 6%

Java
up arrow 5%

National Average
$61,000

SQL
up arrow 3%

Business Analysis
up arrow 3%




System Testing
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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