Software Analyst Salary

Median pay for Software Analysts in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $61K per year. In the world of Software Analysts, overall income ranges from $42K near the bottom to $90K at the top; this can include more than $6K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Making up 72 percent of those who took the survey, male Software Analysts greatly outnumber their female counterparts.

$41,062 - $88,290

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$15.76 - $41.33

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$41,062 - $88,290  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,104  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $9,060  
Total Pay (?
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$41,635 - $89,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 374
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.76 - $41.33  
   
Overtime
$24.77 - $57.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,104  
   
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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$41,635 - $89,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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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 require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with C++, .NET, and Software Test are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent, 21 percent, and 16 percent, respectively. Those listing System Testing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Software Knowledge and SQL also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Microsoft SQL Server tend to be well versed in Software Knowledge.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Analyst

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


Software Analysts with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $55K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $66K. Software Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $76K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $86K on average.

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Experience Affects Software Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%



National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Software Analyst Salaries

C++
up arrow 34%

.NET
up arrow 21%

Java/J2EE
up arrow 16%

Software Test
up arrow 16%

JavaScript
up arrow 13%


C#
up arrow 9%

Java
up arrow 7%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$61,000

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 7%


System Testing
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 7%
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