The average salary for a Software Analyst is $59,065 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Software Development, . NET, Java/J2EE, and C#. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
Software Analyst Total Pay (?
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$39,901 - $94,811
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75K
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MEDIAN: $59,065
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Software Analyst Total Pay (?
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$15.26 - $46.33
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$39,901 - $94,811  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,334  
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $8,327  
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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$40,767 - $98,065  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 284
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.26 - $46.33  
   
Overtime
$22.15 - $57.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,334  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $8,327  
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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$40,767 - $98,065  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 284
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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
New York
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Austin
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National Average
$59,000
Charlotte
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Experience Affects Software Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 68%
National Average
$59,000

Skills That Affect Software Analyst Salaries

.NET
up arrow 23%
Java/J2EE
up arrow 21%
C#
up arrow 12%
Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%
National Average
$59,000
Software Knowledge
up arrow 7%
Java
up arrow 10%
Customer Service
up arrow 27%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
29%
female alumni
 
Male
71%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 9%
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