Average Early-Career Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist with System Administration Skills Salary

$47,243
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$1,933
Bonus
$3,500
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The average salary for an Early-Career Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist with System Administration skills is $47,243.
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$34k
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$47k
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$63k
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$34k - $63k
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$207 - $6k
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What Do Information Technology (IT) Support Specialists Do?

Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist Tasks
  • Maintain and troubleshoot devices and systems, hardware, and software.
  • Document system performance, bugs, debugging, and program requirements.
  • Follow maintenance protocols to ensure systems are secure and ready for users.
  • Lead design and deployment of servers, directories, wireless, backups, and personal devices.

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What Are Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Support Specialists?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Hardware Technician, Troubleshooting, Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2), Help Desk / Desktop Support and Information Technology (IT) Support.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology (IT) Support Specialists?

An entry-level Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $42,238 based on 11 salaries. A mid-career Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,330 based on 314 salaries. An experienced Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,741 based on 176 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $64,868.
Employees with Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 19.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (14.4% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (10.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (25.9% less), St. Louis, Missouri (19.7% less) and Houston, Texas (5.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 580 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.9%
Mid Career
54.1%
Experienced
30.3%
Late Career
13.6%