Systems Specialist Salary

The average pay for a Systems Specialist is $58,875 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are VMware ESX and Software Installation & Upgrade. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$38,404 - $86,924
$38K
$59K
$87K
MEDIAN: $58,875
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$14.44 - $32.60
$14
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MEDIAN: $21.01
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,404 - $86,924  
   
Bonus
$206.85 - $10,067  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $8,150  
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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$35,550 - $86,311  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 247
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.44 - $32.60  
   
Overtime
$18.42 - $53.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$206.85 - $10,067  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $8,150  
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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$35,550 - $86,311  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 93

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Systems Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Systems Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Systems Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 193 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Systems Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 103 salaries. An experienced Systems Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 77 salaries. A Systems Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 32 salaries.

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Key Stats for Systems Specialist

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Systems Specialist Salaries

▲34%

▲22%

National Average
$57,000

▼2%

▼10%

Skills That Affect Systems Specialist Salaries

VMware ESX
▲14%

Software Installation & Upgrade
▲11%


National Average
$57,000

Training
▼3%




System Testing
▼17%


Network Management / Administration
▼24%

Microsoft Active Directory
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 10%