Average Programmer Analyst Salary

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The average salary for a Programmer Analyst is $65,699.
MEDIAN $65,699
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$47k - $92k
$487 - $10k
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$308 - $9k
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$47k - $96k

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Job Description for Programmer Analyst

Programmer Analyst Tasks
  • Work with designers and content producers.
  • 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.
The top respondents for the job title Programmer Analyst are from the companies The Boeing Company, Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). Reported salaries are highest at University of Southern California (USC) where the average pay is $73,986. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Boeing Company and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, earning around $73,890 and $70,023, respectively. Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) pays the lowest at around $59,713. Renkim Corporation and FIS also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $61,153 and $62,212, respectively.

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Programmer Analyst

Skills that pay less than market rate include Java, Microsoft SQL Server, .NET, C# Programming Language and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Programmer Analyst

An entry-level Programmer Analyst with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $54,873 based on 372 salaries. An early career Programmer Analyst with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,032 based on 1,911 salaries. A mid-career Programmer Analyst with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,172 based on 1,037 salaries. An experienced Programmer Analyst with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,338 based on 873 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $78,502.
Employees with Programmer Analyst in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 26.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (16.5% more) and San Diego, California (14.0% more).

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