Software Specialist Salary

The average pay for a Software Specialist is $59,032 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$39,834 - $102,852
$40K
$59K
$100K
MEDIAN: $59,032
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50%
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$14.97 - $32.45
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$32
MEDIAN: $22.61
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,834 - $102,852  
   
Bonus
$515 - $19,392  
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
Total Pay (?
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$38,821 - $104,938  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 89
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.97 - $32.45  
   
Overtime
$22.96 - $44.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$515 - $19,392  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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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$38,821 - $104,938  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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Job Description for Software Specialist

  • Provide technical assistance and customer support for routine and failure situations.
  • Maintain software systems and change management protocols.
  • Implement, test, and upgrade systems across the organization.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Software Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 58 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Software Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 29 salaries. A Software Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 8 salaries.

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Key Stats for Software Specialist

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Software Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲47%

Experienced
▲22%

Mid-Career
▲13%

National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Skills That Affect Software Specialist Salaries

National Average
$58,000

SQL
▼5%

Information Technology (IT) Support
▼16%

Software Knowledge
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 7%