Software Specialist Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Software Specialist is $54,259 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 Total Pay (?
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$35,119 - $87,203
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $54,258
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Software Specialist Total Pay (?
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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$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$35,119 - $87,203  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,074  
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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$35,493 - $89,660  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 181
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$16.14 - $43.05  
   
Overtime
$6.03 - $40.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,074  
   
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).
)
$35,493 - $89,660  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 181
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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 22%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
Late-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$54,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
51%
female alumni
 
Male
49%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 12%
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