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Application Support Analyst Salary

For Application Support Analysts, annual average wages total $56K per year. Total cash earnings of Application Support Analysts range from $40K on the low end to $83K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $6K and $7K, respectively. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Work is enjoyable for Application Support Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Application Support Analysts (58 percent) who responded to the survey. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,852 - $81,836
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$41K
$56K
$82K
MEDIAN: $55,636
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$15.63 - $36.45
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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
$40,852 - $81,836  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,033  
Profit Sharing
$490.84 - $6,787  
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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$39,827 - $83,342  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 801
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.63 - $36.45  
   
Overtime
$22.08 - $49.90  
National Annualized 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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,033  
   
Profit Sharing
$490.84 - $6,787  
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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$39,827 - $83,342  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 168

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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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At the upper end, Application Support Analysts who move into a Senior Systems Analyst role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Senior Systems Analysts is a much higher $81K per year. Typical career progression for an Application Support Analyst involves becoming an IT Business Analyst or an Applications Systems Analyst, roles that pay $11K more and $5K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Application Support Analyst


Survey results imply that Application Support Analysts deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Epic Systems, Software Knowledge, and Java are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 15 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Electronic Medical Records, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office. Most people familiar with 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.


For Application Support Analysts, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $50K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $60K. Application Support Analysts see a median salary of $65K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $67K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Application Support Analysts, busy Boston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 48 percent above the national average. Application Support Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Columbus (+33 percent), New York (+23 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), and San Diego (+14 percent). Application Support Analysts' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Application Support Analysts in Pittsburgh bring in salaries that are 20 percent lower than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Indianapolis and Miami (14 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively).

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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 26%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 15%

Oracle SQL Developer
up arrow 13%

Java
up arrow 13%

up arrow 9%


Project Management
up arrow 6%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 3%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 1%

National Average
$55,000

Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%



Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 194 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 9%