Systems Specialist Salary (United States)

A Systems Specialist earns an average salary of $55,556 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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$39,307 - $89,910
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90K
MEDIAN: $55,555
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Systems Specialist Total Pay (?
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$13.86 - $36.47
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,307 - $89,910  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,809  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,941  
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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$35,700 - $91,971  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 415
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$13.86 - $36.47  
   
Overtime
$19.68 - $56.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,809  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,941  
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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$35,700 - $91,971  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 415
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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
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Phoenix
up arrow 18%
Houston
up arrow 11%
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 52%
VMware ESX
up arrow 19%
Software Installation & Upgrade
up arrow 16%
SQL
up arrow 5%
Project Management
0%
National Average
$54,000
Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 2%
Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%
Network Management / Administration
up arrow 7%
System Administration
up arrow 16%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 117 votes.
Gender
Female
29%
female alumni
 
Male
71%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 9%
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