Systems Specialist Salary

A Systems Specialist earns an average salary of $56,541 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, VMware ESX, and Software Installation & Upgrade. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$39,665 - $90,390

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$14.20 - $36.73

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,665 - $90,390  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,973  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,050  
Total Pay (?
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$35,705 - $90,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 421
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.20 - $36.73  
   
Overtime
$20.30 - $55.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,973  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,050  
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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$35,705 - $90,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 141
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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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Experience Affects Systems Specialist Salaries




National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Systems Specialist Salaries

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 21%

VMware ESX
up arrow 18%

Software Installation & Upgrade
up arrow 15%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$55,000

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 10%



System Administration
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 10%
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