Software Specialist Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Software Specialist is $55,039 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Software Specialist Salary (?
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$35,341 - $88,144
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $55,038
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Software Specialist Salary (?
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$16.14 - $43.05
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$35,341 - $88,144  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,000  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $5,850  
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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$35,685 - $90,380  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.14 - $43.05  
   
Overtime
$0.30 - $43.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $5,850  
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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$35,685 - $90,380  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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Job Description for Software Specialist

  • Document software systems, user methods, and procedures for training and/or training resources.
  • Analyze ongoing performance and limitations to increase usability and achieve end goals.
  • Implement, test, and upgrade systems across the organization.
  • Provide technical assistance and customer support for routine and failure situations.
  • Maintain software systems and change management protocols.

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Specialist

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

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Experience Affects Software Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%
Mid-Career
up arrow 12%
Late-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$55,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
49%
female alumni
 
Male
51%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 11%
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