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Application Support Analyst Salary

Application Support Analysts in the United States pull down an average of $55K annually. Cash earnings for Application Support Analysts — which occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing — stretch from around $40K to approximately $84K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Application Support Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Application Support Analysts (57 percent) who responded to the survey. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$40,776 - $82,350
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MEDIAN: $55,255
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$15.67 - $36.14
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,776 - $82,350  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,201  
Profit Sharing
$492.64 - $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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$39,605 - $83,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 797
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.67 - $36.14  
   
Overtime
$21.81 - $50.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,201  
   
Profit Sharing
$492.64 - $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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$39,605 - $83,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 174
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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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Application Support Analysts who go on to become Senior Systems Analysts may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Systems Analysts is $80K annually. IT Business Analysts or Applications Systems Analysts are common next-step roles for Application Support Analysts moving up in their careers; annual pay for IT Business Analysts is $11K higher on average, and it's $5K higher for Applications Systems Analysts.

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Popular Skills for Application Support Analyst


Application Support Analysts report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Epic Systems, Business Analysis, and Oracle SQL Developer are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 19 percent, and 16 percent, respectively. Those listing Electronic Medical Records as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Microsoft Excel also know Information Technology (IT) Support and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Application Support Analyst

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


Application Support Analysts with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $50K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $59K. Application Support Analysts with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $66K. Application Support Analysts who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $70K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Application Support Analysts that is 51 percent greater than the national average, Boston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Application Support Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+24 percent), Columbus (+21 percent), Chicago (+17 percent), and San Diego (+17 percent). With compensation 15 percent below the national average, Indianapolis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Application Support Analyst Salaries




National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Application Support Analyst Salaries

Epic Systems
up arrow 27%

Business Analysis
up arrow 19%

Oracle SQL Developer
up arrow 16%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 16%

Java
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up arrow 9%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 1%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$55,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 206 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 9%