Application Support Analyst Salary

Pay for Application Support Analysts in the United States sits in the ballpark of $58K per year. Total cash compensation to Application Support Analysts bottoms out near $41K and approaches $85K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $7K from bonuses and almost $8K from profit sharing. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Application Support Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,684 - $83,144
(Median)
$42K
$58K
$83K
MEDIAN: $57,699
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$16.84 - $35.81
(Median)
$17
$23
$36
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$41,684 - $83,144  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,789  
Profit Sharing
$494.35 - $7,500  
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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$40,659 - $84,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 949
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.84 - $35.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$21.91 - $51.14  
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 - $6,789  
   
Profit Sharing
$494.35 - $7,500  
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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$40,659 - $84,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 222
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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 go on to become Senior Systems Analysts may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Systems Analysts is $81K annually. It is quite typical for Application Support Analysts to transition into roles as IT Business Analysts or Applications Systems Analysts, where reported median earnings are $10K and $4K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Application Support Analyst


Application Support Analysts seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Java, Epic Systems, Internet Information Server, and Oracle SQL Developer are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Electronic Medical Records, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office. Those proficient in Information Technology Support are, more often than not, also skilled in 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 Application Support Analysts, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $52K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $62K. For Application Support Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $65K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $72K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,691

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

Home to some of the best pay for Application Support Analysts, Boston offers exceptional salaries, 43 percent above the national average. Application Support Analysts will also find cushy salaries in New York (+30 percent), Columbus (+17 percent), Tampa (+15 percent), and Dallas (+12 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Application Support Analysts is geography, with workers in Pittsburgh earning a whopping 23 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 15 percent less in Indianapolis and 1 percent less in San Diego, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Application Support Analyst Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Application Support Analyst Salaries


Java
up arrow 11%

Epic Systems
up arrow 11%

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Software Knowledge
up arrow 6%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$57,000

SQL
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Troubleshooting
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Customer Service
up arrow 6%


Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 189 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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