System Support Specialist Salary (United States)

The average salary for a System Support Specialist is $48,563 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are System Administration and Linux.
System Support Specialist Total Pay (?
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$33,201 - $68,842
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MEDIAN: $48,563
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System Support Specialist Total Pay (?
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$12.54 - $24.65
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,201 - $68,842  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,913  
Profit Sharing
$976 - $3,000  
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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$31,139 - $66,767  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 392
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.54 - $24.65  
   
Overtime
$18.36 - $36.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,913  
   
Profit Sharing
$976 - $3,000  
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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$31,139 - $66,767  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 392
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Job Description for System Support Specialist
System support specialists are responsible for all aspects of help desk support and technical assistance. They must address a wide variety of user issues, including software problems, hardware failures, and network issues. They are responsible for creating and maintaining user accounts and information. When a user submits a ticket or otherwise contacts the help desk, system support specialists track the ticket/issue and work to identify the problem using standard practices and their own experience. Once the problem has been identified, they must address it. If it is a software or hardware issue, system support specialists may be required to install or repair the problem software or replace the malfunctioning hardware. If the issue is beyond their abilities, they must contact the appropriate department/personnel (such as a network specialist) or repair service. In addition to computer repairs, system support specialists may be required to troubleshoot other equipment, including printers, fax machines, and any specialized equipment their organization may use.
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System Support Specialist Tasks
  • Troubleshoot, upgrade, monitor, and diagnose application and system problems to enable ongoing business.
  • Respond to problems in workflow or unmet business needs with strategies and potential solutions.
  • Train end users in access, security, use, and customization of programs and software.
  • Design, develop, and test interfaces and upgrades to existing systems.
  • Monitor the system, set up automated alerts, and performance notifications to proactively address problems.
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Pay by Experience Level for System Support Specialist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Boston
up arrow 70%
New York
up arrow 51%
Seattle
up arrow 26%
Chicago
up arrow 14%
Atlanta
up arrow 11%
Houston
up arrow 8%
National Average
$46,000
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Experience Affects System Support Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
Experienced
up arrow 11%
National Average
$46,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect System Support Specialist Salaries

System Administration
up arrow 23%
Linux
up arrow 10%
Software Installation & Upgrade
up arrow 3%
National Average
$46,000
Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 3%
Network Support
up arrow 7%
Windows Support
up arrow 13%
Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 15%
Customer Service
up arrow 15%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
27%
female alumni
 
Male
73%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 10%
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