System Support Analyst Salary (United States)

A typical System Support Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $52,547 annually. Pay starts at $35,507 and can approach $79,759 per year on the higher side. With some bonuses approaching $6,267 and certain profit sharing proceeds close to $5,152, overall incomes in the System Support Analysts from $36,851 to $80,287 depending on individual performance. Career length and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Benefits are common in this line of work, with most reporting medical and dental coverage and more than half collecting vision insurance. Most System Support Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
System Support Analyst Salary (?
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$36,851 - $80,287
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MEDIAN: $54,773
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System Support Analyst Salary (?
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,851 - $80,287  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,267  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $5,152  
Total Pay (?
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$35,507 - $79,759  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 361
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.76 - $29.89  
   
Overtime
$11.14 - $44.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,267  
   
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $5,152  
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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$35,507 - $79,759  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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Job Description for System Support Analyst

  • Monitor the system and resolve issues.
  • Support and train clients to use the system and any products.
  • Provide system support, installs patches, and report deficiencies.

Common Career Paths for System Support Analyst

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System Support Analysts often receive a large increase in pay with career advancement. Those who transition into an upper level Senior Systems Analyst position frequently earn an additional $28K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for System Support Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For System Support Analysts, experience is not a major factor in determining pay, and incremental pay growth is standard. Beginning workers can expect to earn $46K starting out, which grows to $56K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $61K. After 20 years in the field, System Support Analysts see their salaries growing more slowly, eventually averaging out to $61K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 27 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 6 percent. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; more than half of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

Pay Difference By Location

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Seattle
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San Diego
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Houston
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National Average
$53,000
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New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for System Support Analysts, 27 percent above the national average. System Support Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+25 percent) and San Diego (+20 percent).

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Experience Affects System Support Analyst Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$53,000

Skills That Affect System Support Analyst Salaries

SQL
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Troubleshooting
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National Average
$53,000
System Administration
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Microsoft Office
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Windows Support
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Network Management / Administration
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Software Knowledge
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
31%
female alumni
 
Male
69%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 9%
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