A Systems Specialist earns an average salary of $58,562 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 VMware ESX and Software Installation & Upgrade. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$38,771 - $86,863
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$87K
MEDIAN: $58,561
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$14.41 - $32.71
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$33
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,771 - $86,863  
   
Bonus
$306.39 - $10,766  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $26,900  
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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$35,433 - $86,272  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 262
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.41 - $32.71  
   
Overtime
$19.86 - $54.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$306.39 - $10,766  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $26,900  
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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$35,433 - $86,272  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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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
$56,000


Skills That Affect Systems Specialist Salaries

VMware ESX
up arrow 15%

Software Installation & Upgrade
up arrow 13%


National Average
$56,000

Training
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Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 19%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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