Application Support Analysts in the United States take home approximately $58K annually on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $7K and $9K, respectively — total cash payment to Application Support Analysts can bottom out near $41K or peak near $87K depending on individual performance. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but geography and years of experience are influential factors as well. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Men make up the majority of Application Support Analysts (61 percent) survey respondents. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$42,118 - $85,267
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$42K
$58K
$85K
MEDIAN: $58,494
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$16.54 - $35.44
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$42,118 - $85,267  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,063  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,123  
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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$41,050 - $86,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 684
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.54 - $35.44  
   
Overtime
$22.10 - $52.98  
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 - $9,123  
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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$41,050 - $86,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 176
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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 transition into a Senior Business Analyst role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $85K per year. When Application Support Analysts are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become IT Business Analysts or Applications Systems Analysts. Those roles pay an additional $9K and $3K, respectively.

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Although J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) boasts the highest average salary in town at $85K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $32K or as much as $107K.

Popular Skills for Application Support Analyst


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Epic Systems, Java, Oracle SQL Developer, and UNIX are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 10 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis, Systems Troubleshooting, and Microsoft Excel. Those familiar with Information Technology Support also tend to know 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 for the relatively untried average out to around $53K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $61K. Application Support Analysts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $66K. Application Support Analysts who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $74K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,487

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For Application Support Analysts, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Application Support Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+22 percent), New York (+18 percent), Tampa (+16 percent), and Houston (+13 percent). Compared to the national average, Pittsburgh Application Support Analysts have considerably lower salaries, 26 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Below-median salaries also turn up in Indianapolis and Miami (13 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Application Support Analyst Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Application Support Analyst Salaries

Epic Systems
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Information Technology (IT) Support
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SQL
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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National Average
$57,000

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Customer Service
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Systems Troubleshooting
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Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 132 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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