A Systems Specialist earns an average salary of $55,481 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Microsoft Active Directory and Software Installation & Upgrade. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Systems Specialist Total Pay (?
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$39,537 - $88,784
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71K
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MEDIAN: $55,481
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Systems Specialist Total Pay (?
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$13.80 - $36.45
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,537 - $88,784  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,688  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,917  
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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$35,852 - $90,978  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 381
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$13.80 - $36.45  
   
Overtime
$19.23 - $55.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,688  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,917  
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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$35,852 - $90,978  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 381
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Job Description for Systems Specialist
Systems specialists work in a field where it is best to get a four year bachelor’s degree in computer science or other similar area of study. Additional certifications and specialty job training will be needed in order to constantly keep abreast of current technology.
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Systems Specialist Tasks
  • Review, back up, and update systems regularly, documenting changes and system operation.
  • Compile, analyze, and evaluate data from multiple sources to provide decision-making information.
  • Coordinate, manage, and lead technical support for new products, software, upgrades, or equipment.
  • Configure systems for optimal end user support, including disaster recovery and scheduled downtime plans.
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Pay by Experience Level for Systems Specialist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Houston
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Atlanta
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National Average
$54,000
Columbus
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Experience Affects Systems Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%
Experienced
up arrow 21%
National Average
$54,000

Skills That Affect Systems Specialist Salaries

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 53%
Software Installation & Upgrade
up arrow 17%
SQL
up arrow 5%
National Average
$54,000
Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 2%
Network Management / Administration
up arrow 7%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 11%
System Administration
up arrow 16%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 112 votes.
Gender
Female
27%
female alumni
 
Male
73%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 10%
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