Business Analyst/Programmer Salary

Business Analyst Programmers in the United States pull down an average of $65K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. For the most part, Business Analyst Programmers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Business Analyst Programmers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$47,443 - $93,170
$47K
$64K
$93K
MEDIAN: $64,286
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50%
90%

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$18.31 - $40.34
$27
MEDIAN: $26.60
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$0$98K
Salary $47,443 - $93,170
Bonus $1,023 - $10,644
Profit Sharing $2,750
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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$47,389 - $98,854
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 123
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $26.60
Overtime $49.69
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $1,023 - $10,644
Profit Sharing $2,750
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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$47,389 - $98,854
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

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Job Description for Business Analyst/Programmer

Business analysts/programmers create, improve, and evaluate software and applications at a company. They may create software for general customers or simply have a role in maintaining a company’s IT processes, and may also conduct research to determine what types of products are in high demand and what improvements can be made to help the business run smoothly.

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Business Analyst/Programmer Tasks

  • Work with users from identifying conceptual system requirements through completion.
  • Work with middle-tier developers to integrate back-end database code with business applications.
  • Plan, design, schedule, write, and debug software for web sites.
  • Plan, design, schedule, write, and debug database stored procedures and complex queries to extract, calculate or manipulate information.
  • Plan, design, schedule, write, and debug client applications.

Common Career Paths for Business Analyst/Programmer


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Business Analyst Programmers who advance into the role of an Information Technology Project Manager are fairly uncommon. Information Technology Project Managers on average earn $86K per year. Going from Business Analyst Programmer to Senior Business Analyst is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $85K. Many others choose to work as Computer Systems Business Analysts, where pay is typically $60K.

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Popular Skills for Business Analyst/Programmer


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with SAS, C++ Programming Language, and C# Programming Language are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 40 percent, 34 percent, and 26 percent, respectively. Those listing VBA as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. VB.Net and Microsoft Word also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Analyst/Programmer

Pay by Experience for a Business Analyst/Programmer has a positive trend. An entry-level Business Analyst/Programmer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 67 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Business Analyst/Programmer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Business Analyst/Programmer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 24 salaries. A Business Analyst/Programmer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 14 salaries.

Business Analyst/Programmer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Business Analyst/Programmer?

Business Analyst/Programmer in New York:
"Demanding & ever-changing."
Pros: Exposure to all aspects of an organization; big picture view.
Cons: Constant changes.

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Key Stats for Business Analyst/Programmer

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Business Analyst/Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
▲36%

▲28%

▲7%

National Average
$65,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Business Analyst/Programmer Salaries

SAS
▲42%

C++ Programming Language
▲35%

C# Programming Language
▲28%

Python
▲18%

Oracle
▲17%

SQL
▲8%

.NET
▲8%


National Average
$65,000



HTML
▼5%

C#
▼5%

Microsoft Word
▼10%

VB.Net
▼14%

VBA
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 10%
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