Application Support Analyst Salary

Pay for Application Support Analysts in the United States sits in the ballpark of $57K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $6K and $8K, respectively — total cash payment to Application Support Analysts can bottom out near $40K or peak near $84K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction for Application Support Analysts is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Application Support Analysts making up 58 percent of survey respondents. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$41,439 - $82,692
(Median)
$41K
$57K
$83K
MEDIAN: $56,592
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$16.09 - $36.59
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$16
$23
$37
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$41,439 - $82,692  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,170  
Profit Sharing
$489.86 - $7,891  
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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$40,459 - $83,975  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 827
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.09 - $36.59  
   
Overtime
$22.91 - $48.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,170  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.86 - $7,891  
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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$40,459 - $83,975  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 177
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Senior Systems Analyst. The latter position pays an average of $81K annually. When Application Support Analysts are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become IT Business Analysts or Applications Systems Analysts. Those roles pay an additional $10K and $4K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Application Support Analyst


Application Support Analysts seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Epic Systems, Java, Oracle SQL Developer, and Software Knowledge are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 13 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Electronic Medical Records, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in Information Technology (IT) Support.

Pay by Experience Level for Application Support Analyst

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


For Application Support Analysts, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $50K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $60K. On average, Application Support Analysts make $65K following one to two decades on the job. Application Support Analysts with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $71K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Application Support Analysts, Boston offers exceptional salaries, 43 percent above the national average. Application Support Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Columbus (+41 percent), Washington (+28 percent), New York (+24 percent), and Denver (+14 percent). Falling short of the national average by 14 percent, the area with the worst salaries is St. Louis. Employers pay around 13 percent less in Indianapolis and 3 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Application Support Analyst Salaries




National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Application Support Analyst Salaries

Epic Systems
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Oracle SQL Developer
up arrow 11%

Java
up arrow 11%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 8%


up arrow 7%

Project Management
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Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 1%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
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SQL
0%

National Average
$56,000

Customer Service
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 8%
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