Applications Analyst, Software Salary

The average Software Applications Analyst in the United States earns approximately $65K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Male Software Applications Analysts are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 59 percent of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Most Software Applications Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,297 - $95,949
$46K
$66K
$96K
MEDIAN: $65,525
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50%
90%

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$20.98 - $39.45
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$39
MEDIAN: $28.80
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$0$96K
Salary $46,297 - $95,949
Bonus $0.00 - $9,968
Profit Sharing $2,250
Total Pay (?
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$46,539 - $96,742
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 322
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $20.98 - $39.45
Overtime $28.80 - $59.37
Annual Data $0$96K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,968
Profit Sharing $2,250
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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$46,539 - $96,742
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 50

Job Description for Applications Analyst, Software

An software applications analyst designs, develops, and tests software programs for computer-based systems. The programs built by application analysts range from server applications to applications used by consumers (e.g., business productivity software solutions). Products that have not been released have different requirements than released products, since released products require regular maintenance, testing, and troubleshooting; if a client spots a bug, these analysts must work to immediately fix it. An analyst must be able to work on a team successfully, since many programs are highly complex and require many hours of development and testing. The job is primarily completed in an office setting, and there is little to no physical or manual labor required.

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Applications Analyst, Software Tasks

  • Create project plans for information technology development and testing.
  • Translate requirements into new information technology project specifications.
  • Identify, communicate, and manage risks associated with projects.
  • Identify business or customer requirements and information technology alternatives.

Common Career Paths for Applications Analyst, Software


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Software Applications Analysts might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Information Technology Project Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $86K per year.

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Popular Skills for Applications Analyst, Software


Software Applications Analysts seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Requirements Analysis, Epic Systems, and Epic Information Systems (Radiant, Stork, etc.) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 14 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Access, HTML, and Windows Operating System General Use. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to know Microsoft Word and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Applications Analyst, Software

Pay by Experience for an Applications Analyst, Software has a positive trend. An entry-level Applications Analyst, Software with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 180 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Applications Analyst, Software with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 105 salaries. An experienced Applications Analyst, Software which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 81 salaries. An Applications Analyst, Software with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 25 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,529

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

For those looking to make money, Software Applications Analysts in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 68 percent above the national average. Software Applications Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+45 percent), Charlotte (+44 percent), Seattle (+30 percent), and Boston (+21 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Software Applications Analysts is geography, with workers in Pittsburgh earning a whopping 24 percent below the national average. Indianapolis and Columbia are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 23 percent lower and 17 percent lower, respectively.

Applications Analyst, Software Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Applications Analyst, Software?

Applications Analyst, Software in Skokie:
Pros: Hours, minimal stress, friendly coworkers, investment in training.
Cons: Low pay, business dress, not many advancement opportunities.

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Key Stats for Applications Analyst, Software

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Applications Analyst, Software Salaries

▲17%

▲11%

▲5%

National Average
$66,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Applications Analyst, Software Salaries


▲13%



Oracle
▲2%

National Average
$66,000

Microsoft SQL Server
▼2%

Java
▼2%

SQL
▼4%




Visual Basic (VB)
▼9%


▼13%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 7%