Application Support Analyst Salary (United States)

The average Application Support Analyst in the United States earns approximately $54,492 per year. Compensation ranges from $39,386 on the low end to $84,252 per year on the high end. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $6,045, total cash payment can bottom out near $40,639 or peak near $82,591. Residency is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and most get vision benefits. Men just barely outnumber women in the field at 56 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers 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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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  
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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  
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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 it's uncommon, some Application Support Analysts move into roles as Senior Systems Analysts, bringing in an extra $26K per year. Application Support Analysts can earn $5,274 or $11,039 more per year when they move into roles as Applications Systems Analysts or IT Analysts, a common transition for those in the field.

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Popular Skills for Application Support Analyst

Application Support Analysts seem to require a rather large skill set. 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. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well-versed in 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, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. Starting out, salaries fall in the $49,709 range but grow to $59K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $66K. The 20-year mark seems to bring slower salary growth, and Application Support Analysts at this tenure level tend to see their incomes plateau to $67K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 21 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. Most of respondents report one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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New York
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National Average
$54,000
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For Application Support Analysts, busy Boston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 52 percent above the national average. Application Support Analysts will also find cushy salaries in 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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