Applications Support Lead Salary

Applications Support Leads in the United States take home an average $78K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Applications Support Leads, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Male Applications Support Leads are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,664 - $116,946
(Median)
$45K
$78K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,781
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$16.26 - $39.48
(Median)
$16
$21
$39
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,664 - $116,946  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
Profit Sharing
$1,572 - $5,901  
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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$42,390 - $115,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.26 - $39.48  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,572 - $5,901  
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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$42,390 - $115,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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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Applications Support Leads may enjoy increased earnings if they become Information Technology Project Managers. This seems to be a popular career move, and Information Technology Project Manager earn a slightly higher median of $86K annually.

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Applications Support Leads who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. SQL and Microsoft Office are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Those listing Microsoft Office as a skill 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $60K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $75K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Applications Support Leads, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $86K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $100K.

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Experience Affects Applications Support Lead Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$76,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Applications Support Lead Salaries

National Average
$76,000

SQL
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 2%
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