Application Support Analyst Salary

Earnings for Application Support Analysts in the United States come in at around $59K annually on average. Cash earnings for Application Support Analysts — including $7K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $41K to $88K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though geography and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Application Support Analysts who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 61 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,606 - $86,846
$43K
$59K
$87K
MEDIAN: $59,259
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90%

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$16.61 - $35.06
$17
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$35
MEDIAN: $24.39
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$42,606 - $86,846  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,116  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,696  
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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$41,007 - $87,594  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 724
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.61 - $35.06  
   
Overtime
$22.23 - $52.62  
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 - $7,116  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,696  
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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$41,007 - $87,594  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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

  • 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 go on to become Senior Business Analysts may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Business Analysts is $85K annually. A common career progression for an Application Support Analyst is to become an IT Business Analyst or an Applications Systems Analyst. Compared to Application Support Analysts, the first group earns $9K more on average, and the second group earns $3K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Application Support Analyst


Application Support Analysts seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), where the median salary comes to $85K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($38K) and those starting out ($111K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

Popular Skills for Application Support Analyst


Application Support Analysts seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in UNIX, Java, Epic Systems, and Oracle SQL Developer are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 15 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

Pay by Experience for an Application Support Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Application Support Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 544 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Application Support Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 308 salaries. An experienced Application Support Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 200 salaries. An Application Support Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 50 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

27%

25%

21%

17%

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13%

10%

-2%

National Average: $57,998

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Surpassing the national average by 27 percent, Application Support Analysts in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Application Support Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+25 percent), Boston (+21 percent), Atlanta (+17 percent), and Houston (+16 percent). Falling short of the national average by 15 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Minneapolis. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Dallas and Louisville (11 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Application Support Analyst

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 142 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Application Support Analyst Salaries

▲25%

▲16%

▲5%

National Average
$58,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Application Support Analyst Salaries

▲15%

▲11%

Epic Systems
▲10%



SQL
▲2%


Troubleshooting
▼0%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼0%

National Average
$58,000




Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼6%

Systems Troubleshooting
▼14%

Data Analysis
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 142 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 10%
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