Application Support Specialist Salary

Median pay for Application Support Specialists in the United States is around $52K annually. Final cash compensation to Application Support Specialists varies from around $35K to approximately $81K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $6K and $5K, respectively. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Male Application Support Specialists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 55 percent of the field. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$37,959 - $81,217
(Median)
$38K
$52K
$81K
MEDIAN: $52,153
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$14.02 - $28.83
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$37,959 - $81,217  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,835  
Profit Sharing
$191.89 - $4,534  
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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$34,685 - $81,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 684
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.02 - $28.83  
   
Overtime
$21.14 - $45.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,835  
   
Profit Sharing
$191.89 - $4,534  
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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$34,685 - $81,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 214
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Job Description for Application Support Specialist

An application support specialist works in a company's information technology (IT) department to help end users with the operation and functionality of software applications purchased from their company. The specialist may work with individual end users or corporate accounts in professional applications.

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Application Support Specialist Tasks

  • Train users on specific applications and document creation.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair computer systems, including remote installations.
  • Provide expertise and technical knowledge about an application or suite of applications.
  • Answer queries and resolve issues with software applications, and escalate or close tickets as necessary.

Common Career Paths for Application Support Specialist


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Application Support Specialists who transition into an upper level Application Support Analyst position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Application Support Analyst makes $54K a year.

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Popular Skills for Application Support Specialist


Application Support Specialists report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Systems Troubleshooting, SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and Information Technology Support are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 6 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service. Most people who know Information Technology Support also know Systems Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Application Support Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Application Support Specialists. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $46K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $52K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $64K in this role. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $74K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Application Support Specialists, New York offers exceptional salaries, 41 percent above the national average. Application Support Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+25 percent), Chicago (+16 percent), Denver (+13 percent), and Boston (+12 percent). Falling short of the national average by 12 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Orlando. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Phoenix (11 percent less) and Miami (9 percent less).

Application Support Specialist Reviews

What is it like working as an Application Support Specialist?

Application Support Specialist in Columbia:
"Provide support for specific applications."
Pros: Helping solve software related issues and providing great service to the users that are experiencing issues.
Cons: Not very team oriented. Not much support when problems arise that don't occur often. Working with time sensitive people that hold you responsible for their own lack of computer knowledge.

Application Support Specialist in Parker:
"Good Place, Slow Growth."
Pros: -Good location. -Good people (I think). -Job gives lots of free time.
Cons: -Job gives lots of free time, can be a pain to find things to do. I've practically automated my position away. -Lack of problems leads me to wanting to expand, but I'm "not allowed" to do so for unknown reasons. -Not sure if I'm being paid enough, and not sure I should be Full Time.

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Experience Affects Application Support Specialist Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Application Support Specialist Salaries


Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 3%

SQL
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Software Knowledge
0%

Product Support
0%

National Average
$51,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 174 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 9%
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