Software Analyst Salary

An average Software Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $58K per year. While experience level and the particular employer impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. For the most part, Software Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 66 percent of Software Analysts are male. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half.

$44,230 - $89,350
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$58K
$89K
MEDIAN: $57,822
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$14.96 - $39.83
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$0$89K
Salary $44,230 - $89,350
Bonus $0.00 - $7,628
Profit Sharing $4,250
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$42,751 - $89,110
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 195
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $14.96 - $39.83
Overtime $7.93 - $47.32
Annual Data $0$89K
Bonus $0.00 - $7,628
Profit Sharing $4,250
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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$42,751 - $89,110
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 33

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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

  • Implement and test programs for business goals, ensuring fit to user needs.
  • Document existing systems, proposed modifications, and software requirements.
  • Participate in code reviews and provide technical expertise.
  • Analyze and modify software systems using a variety of coding languages.

Common Career Paths for Software Analyst


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Software Analysts who move on to become Senior Software Engineers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Senior Software Engineers get paid an average of $108K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Software Analyst


Popular Skills for Software Analyst


Software Analysts report using a large range of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know .NET can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 27 percent above average. C++ and Software Test are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 23 percent and 27 percent. Those listing System Testing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft SQL Server and Project Management also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Software Knowledge also know Project Management and Software Development. For most people, competency in Microsoft SQL Server indicates knowledge of Software Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Software Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 148 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 71 salaries. An experienced Software Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 52 salaries. A Software Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 15 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,239

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

For Software Analysts, working in the bustling city of Baltimore has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Software Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+49 percent), San Francisco (+33 percent), Atlanta (+27 percent), and San Diego (+26 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Kansas City. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Charlotte and Orlando (10 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Software Analyst Reviews

Q: 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.

Software Analyst in Chicago:
"Office Conditions."
Pros: Challenging, fast paced, changes often.
Cons: No benefits.

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Key Stats for Software Analyst

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Software Analyst Salaries

▲49%

▲21%

▲5%

National Average
$58,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Software Analyst Salaries

.NET
▲27%

C++
▲23%

Software Test
▲23%

Java/J2EE
▲22%

C#
▲11%

JavaScript
▲10%


C# Programming Language
▲4%

SQL
▼0%

National Average
$58,000


▼2%

C++ Programming Language
▼2%



System Testing
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 15%
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