Applications Support Lead Salary

Earnings for Applications Support Leads in the United States come in at around $78K annually on average. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Men account for the majority of Applications Support Leads who responded to the questionnaire — 68 percent to be exact. Work is enjoyable for Applications Support Leads, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,082 - $115,971
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$46K
$78K
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MEDIAN: $78,195
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$16.54 - $46.68
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$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 (?
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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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Many Applications Support Leads move into an Information Technology Project Manager role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Information Technology Project Managers on average bring in a similar salary to Applications Support Leads.

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Survey takers who work as Applications Support Leads report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in UNIX, Linux, SQL, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Microsoft Office and SQL, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Applications Support Lead

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


For many Applications Support Leads, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $60K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $80K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $92K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $97K.

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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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