Systems Specialist Salary (United States)

A Systems Specialist earns an average salary of $55,347 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Microsoft Active Directory, VMware ESX, and Software Installation & Upgrade. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Systems Specialist Total Pay (?
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$39,350 - $88,846
(Median)
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89K
MEDIAN: $55,346
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Systems Specialist Total Pay (?
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$13.93 - $36.67
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,350 - $88,846  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,774  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,113  
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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$35,913 - $91,291  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 435
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$13.93 - $36.67  
   
Overtime
$19.77 - $56.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,774  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,113  
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).
)
$35,913 - $91,291  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 435
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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 Difference By Location

San Francisco
up arrow 53%
Phoenix
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New York
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Atlanta
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National Average
$54,000
Columbus
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Experience Affects Systems Specialist Salaries

National Average
$54,000

Skills That Affect Systems Specialist Salaries

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 22%
VMware ESX
up arrow 19%
Software Installation & Upgrade
up arrow 17%
Project Management
0%
National Average
$54,000
Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%
Network Management / Administration
up arrow 7%
System Administration
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
29%
female alumni
 
Male
71%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 10%
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