System Support Analyst Salary (United States)

For System Support Analysts, annual wages usually total $52,547 annually. Pay begins at $35,507 on the low end and climbs to $79,759 per year near the top. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most System Support Analysts. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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$14.76 - $29.89
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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 (?
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: 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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As System Support Analysts transition into upper-level roles, they usually see a strong upturn in salary. For instance, it is not uncommon for a Senior Systems Analyst to earn an extra $28K per year than his or her lower-level colleagues.

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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.
Though System Support Analysts can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. New salaries start at $46K and reach $56K in five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $61K. The 20-year mark seems to bring slower salary growth, and System Support Analysts at this tenure level tend to see their incomes plateau 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 percent, 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; a majority of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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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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System Support Analysts will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 27 percent. 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
up arrow 15%
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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