Application Support Analyst Salary

Application Support Analysts in the United States take home an average $59K per year. Total cash compensation for Application Support Analysts runs from $41K to $87K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $7K and profit sharing that can reach almost $9K. The specific employer is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and experience level are driving factors as well. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men make up the majority of Application Support Analysts (62 percent) survey respondents. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,432 - $86,655
$42K
$59K
$87K
MEDIAN: $59,202
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$16.32 - $34.68
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$35
MEDIAN: $24.11
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$42,432 - $86,655  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,063  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,000  
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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$40,912 - $87,283  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 729
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.32 - $34.68  
   
Overtime
$22.06 - $51.80  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,063  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,000  
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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$40,912 - $87,283  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 196

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Job Description for Application Support Analyst

Application support analysts assist users of computer and mobile applications. They must be able to think creatively in order to implement improvements, and they may also be involved in installing new software and making updates. Software must be tested prior to being implemented and then re-tested periodically.

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Application Support Analyst Tasks

  • 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.
  • Proactively suggest ways of improving system stability, availability, performance and reliability.
  • Assess, coordinate and review all issues and impacts associated with applications support and business processes.
  • Work independently on escalated issues.

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 Business Analyst. The latter position pays an average of $85K 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 $9K higher on average, and it's $3K higher for Applications Systems Analysts.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Application Support Analyst


For Application Support Analysts, comfortable salaries can be found at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC); in fact, average earnings are around $85K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($32K versus $107K) is great.

Popular Skills for Application Support Analyst


Survey takers working as Application Support Analysts report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Java, UNIX, Epic Systems, 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 Data Analysis, Systems Troubleshooting, and Electronic Medical Records. For most people, competency in Information Technology Support indicates knowledge of 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.


For many Application Support Analysts, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $54K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $61K. Application Support Analysts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $67K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $73K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,860

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

For Application Support Analysts, working in the bustling city of Denver has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Application Support Analysts will also find cushy salaries in New York (+21 percent), Boston (+20 percent), Atlanta (+18 percent), and Houston (+14 percent). Application Support Analysts in Pittsburgh make 26 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Minneapolis and Indianapolis (15 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Application Support Analyst

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 139 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Application Support Analyst Salaries

▲26%

▲16%

▲6%

National Average
$58,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Application Support Analyst Salaries

▲11%

▲10%

Epic Systems
▲10%



SQL
▲1%


Microsoft SQL Server
▼0%

National Average
$58,000





Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼6%

Systems Troubleshooting
▼14%

Data Analysis
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 139 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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