Average Early-Career System Support Specialist Salary

$45,640
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,008
Bonus
$3,052
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Early-Career System Support Specialist is $45,640.
10%
$36k
MEDIAN
$46k
90%
$61k
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Salary
$36k - $61k
Bonus
$509 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $10k
Total Pay
$33k - $58k

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Job Description for System Support Specialist

System Support Specialist Tasks
  • Design, develop, and test interfaces and upgrades to existing systems.
  • Monitor the system, set up automated alerts, and performance notifications to proactively address problems.
  • Train end users in access, security, use, and customization of programs and software.
  • Troubleshoot, upgrade, monitor, and diagnose application and system problems to enable ongoing business.
  • Respond to problems in workflow or unmet business needs with strategies and potential solutions.

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Popular Skills for System Support Specialist

Skills in Information Technology (IT) Support, Windows Support, Microsoft Office and Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Active Directory.

Pay by Experience Level for System Support Specialist

An entry-level System Support Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $44,253 based on 10 salaries. A mid-career System Support Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,385 based on 118 salaries. An experienced System Support Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,479 based on 98 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $66,097.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with System Support Specialist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 17.1% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (1.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 251 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.0%
Mid Career
47.0%
Experienced
39.0%
Late Career
10.0%