Applications Support Lead Salary

The average Applications Support Lead in the United States earns approximately $78K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Applications Support Leads who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 68 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,082 - $115,971
(Median)
$46K
$78K
$120K
MEDIAN: $78,195
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$16.54 - $46.68
(Median)
$17
$23
$47
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,082 - $115,971  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,080  
Profit Sharing
$5,200  
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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$43,510 - $115,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 128
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.54 - $46.68  
   
Overtime
$51.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,080  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,200  
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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$43,510 - $115,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Job Description for Applications Support Lead

  • Create and maintain production support run documents for each application.
  • Manage incident ticket queues to respond and independently resolve application and environmental issues.
  • Mentor junior team members.
  • Defining standards and processes for incident resolution.
  • Support capacity planning and application monitoring initiatives.

Common Career Paths for Applications Support Lead


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For Applications Support Leads, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Applications Support Leads earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Information Technology Project Manager.

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Applications Support Leads who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in UNIX, Linux, SQL, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Microsoft Office and SQL as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Applications Support Lead

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $60K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $80K. Applications Support Leads who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $92K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $97K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Applications Support Lead Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$79,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Skills That Affect Applications Support Lead Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 4%

Linux
up arrow 1%

National Average
$79,000

SQL
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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