Application Support Analyst Salary

Earnings for Application Support Analysts in the United States come in at around $58K annually on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $7K and $8K, respectively — total cash payment to Application Support Analysts can bottom out near $41K or peak near $85K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction for Application Support Analysts is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,684 - $83,144
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$42K
$58K
$83K
MEDIAN: $57,699
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$16.84 - $35.81
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$36
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$41,684 - $83,144  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,789  
Profit Sharing
$494.35 - $7,500  
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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$40,659 - $84,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 949
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.84 - $35.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$21.91 - $51.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,789  
   
Profit Sharing
$494.35 - $7,500  
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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$40,659 - $84,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 222
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Job Description for Application Support Analyst

  • Assess, coordinate and review all issues and impacts associated with applications support and business processes.
  • Work independently on escalated issues.
  • Proactively suggest ways of improving system stability, availability, performance and reliability.
  • Lead teams and projects to resolve complex technical issues.
  • Protect and insure the stability of the operational systems as well as maintain the integrity of the data they contain.

Common Career Paths for Application Support Analyst


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For Application Support Analysts, progressing to a Senior Systems Analyst role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Senior Systems Analyst can earn $81K annually. Application Support Analysts moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as IT Business Analysts or Applications Systems Analysts. The median paychecks in those roles are $10K higher and $4K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Application Support Analyst


Application Support Analysts report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Java, Epic Systems, Internet Information Server, and Oracle SQL Developer are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 11 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Electronic Medical Records, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office. It is often found that people who know Information Technology Support are also skilled in Microsoft Excel and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Application Support Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Application Support Analysts — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $52K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $62K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Application Support Analysts make a median salary of $65K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Application Support Analyst generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $72K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,691

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

For those looking to make money, Application Support Analysts in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 43 percent above the national average. Application Support Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+30 percent), Columbus (+17 percent), Tampa (+15 percent), and Dallas (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Pittsburgh, which sits 23 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers pay around 15 percent less in Indianapolis and 1 percent less in San Diego, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Application Support Analyst Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Application Support Analyst Salaries


Java
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Epic Systems
up arrow 11%

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Software Knowledge
up arrow 6%

Information Technology (IT) Support
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Project Management
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National Average
$57,000

SQL
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Troubleshooting
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Customer Service
up arrow 6%


Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 189 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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