Application Support Analyst Salary (United States)

Annual wages for Application Support Analysts in the United States typically come in around $54,492 annually. The pay spectrum stretches from $39,386 to $84,252 per year. Total cash compensation to Application Support Analysts runs from $39,386 to $84,252; the final number depends heavily on individual performance and can include potential for more than $6,045 each from bonuses and profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to a solid majority, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men just barely outnumber women in the field at 56 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Application Support Analysts. 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 (?
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$39,386 - $84,252  
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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  
PayScale
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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Application Support Analysts who advance into the role of a Senior Systems Analyst—while rather uncommon—bring in an extra $26K per year. The most common next step for Application Support Analysts is moving into roles as Applications Systems Analysts or IT Analysts, where they can expect an extra $5,274 or $11,039 per year.

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Popular Skills for Application Support Analyst

Application Support Analysts seem to wield many skills 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 (EMR) as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel also typically command lower compensation. 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.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. At career start, salaries are typically $49,709, which grows to $59K after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $66K. Once they've gotten two decades of experience under their belts, Application Support Analysts encounter slower salary growth; at this point, they earn $67K annually. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one in five 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 less than five percent. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, most land within this range.

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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National Average
$54,000
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With a pay rate for Application Support Analysts that is 52 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 Chicago (+28 percent), New York (+24 percent), Columbus (+21 percent), and Seattle (+17 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Indianapolis, 15 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Application Support Analyst Salaries

National Average
$54,000

Skills That Affect Application Support Analyst Salaries

Epic Systems
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Software Knowledge
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Oracle SQL Developer
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Java
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Information Technology (IT) Support
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Troubleshooting
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SQL
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National Average
$54,000
Customer Service
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Job Satisfaction

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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%
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