$60,682
Avg. Salary
$27.16
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,035

Profit Sharing

$3,500

Commission

$7,000

The average pay for a Software Analyst is $27.16 per hour.

The average pay for a Software Analyst is $60,682 per year.

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MEDIAN $27
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MEDIAN $60,682
$43,804 - $91,798
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MEDIAN: $60,682
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$16.14 - $41.83
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$0$93K
Salary $43,804 - $91,798
Bonus $0.00 - $9,500
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $11,635
Commission $7,000
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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$41,911 - $93,472
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 394
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $16.14 - $41.83
Overtime $7.93 - $50.34
Annual Data $0$93K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,500
Commission $7,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $11,635
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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$41,911 - $93,472
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 68

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

  • Implement and test programs for business goals, ensuring fit to user needs.
  • Document existing systems, proposed modifications, and software requirements.
  • Participate in code reviews and provide technical expertise.
  • Analyze and modify software systems using a variety of coding languages.

Software Analyst Pay By Employer

$0$75K

West Corp.
6 profiles
$57,605

$62,136

Common Career Paths for Software Analyst


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Software Analysts who move on to become Senior Software Engineers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Senior Software Engineers get paid an average of $108K per year.

Software Analyst Job Listings

Popular Skills for Software Analyst


Software Analysts report using a large range of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know .NET can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 27 percent above average. C++ and Software Test are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 23 percent and 27 percent. Those listing System Testing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft SQL Server and Project Management also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Software Knowledge also know Project Management and Software Development. For most people, competency in Microsoft SQL Server indicates knowledge of Software Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Software Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 148 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 71 salaries. An experienced Software Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 52 salaries. A Software Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 15 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

43%

National Average: $60,682

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

For Software Analysts, working in the bustling city of Baltimore has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Software Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+49 percent), San Francisco (+33 percent), Atlanta (+27 percent), and San Diego (+26 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Kansas City. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Charlotte and Orlando (10 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Software Analyst Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Software Analyst?

Software Analyst in Burlingame:
"Experience as a Software Analyst."
Pros: Learning how to manage people and schedules as well as improving my strategical skills with decision making and risk taking. Work hours flexibility.
Cons: No bonuses. No appraisal or evaluation. Raises are never discussed. Stress level is high. Pressure from clients are high.

Software Analyst in Chicago:
"Office Conditions."
Pros: Challenging, fast paced, changes often.
Cons: No benefits.

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Key Stats for Software Analyst

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Software Analyst Salaries

▲43%

▲16%

▲1%

National Average
$61,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Software Analyst Salaries

.NET
▲22%

C++
▲18%

Software Test
▲18%

Java/J2EE
▲17%

C#
▲6%

JavaScript
▲5%


C# Programming Language
▼0%

National Average
$61,000

SQL
▼4%


▼6%

C++ Programming Language
▼6%



System Testing
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 12%