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Application Support Analyst Salary (United States)

Pay for Application Support Analysts in the United States sits in the ballpark of $55K annually. Total cash compensation for Application Support Analysts runs from $39K to $84K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $6K and profit sharing that can reach almost $6K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to a solid majority, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Men make up a slight majority of Application Support Analysts (56 percent). Most Application Support Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Application Support Analyst Salary (?
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$40,639 - $82,591
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MEDIAN: $55,058
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Application Support Analyst Salary (?
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$15.73 - $35.53
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,639 - $82,591  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,045  
Profit Sharing
$486.89 - $6,380  
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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$39,386 - $84,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 793
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.73 - $35.53  
   
Overtime
$21.93 - $50.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,045  
   
Profit Sharing
$486.89 - $6,380  
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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$39,386 - $84,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Application Support Analysts sometimes become Senior Systems Analysts, where the average income is $80K per year. Application Support Analysts moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Applications Systems Analysts or IT Business Analysts. The median paychecks in those roles are $5K higher and $11K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Application Support Analyst

Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Epic Systems, Software Knowledge, and Oracle SQL Developer are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 47 percent, 16 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. Those listing Electronic Medical Records as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $50K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $59K. For Application Support Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $66K. 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. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work — of those who took the survey, most land within it. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up close to one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining fewer than one in twenty.

Pay Difference By Location

Boston
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Chicago
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New York
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Columbus
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Seattle
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San Diego
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Sacramento
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Los Angeles
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Atlanta
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Dallas
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Miami
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Louisville
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National Average
$54,000
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Application Support Analysts will find that Boston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 52 percent. Also paying near the top of the field are Chicago, New York, Columbus, and Seattle, where Application Support Analysts annually earn 28 percent, 24 percent, 21 percent, and 17 percent more than the national average. Indianapolis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 15 percent.

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Experience Affects Application Support Analyst Salaries

National Average
$54,000

Skills That Affect Application Support Analyst Salaries

Epic Systems
up arrow 47%
Software Knowledge
up arrow 16%
Oracle SQL Developer
up arrow 15%
Java
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up arrow 9%
Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 7%
Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 2%
Troubleshooting
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SQL
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National Average
$54,000
Customer Service
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Excel
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 223 votes.

Gender

Female
44%
female alumni
 
Male
56%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 8%