Computer User Support Specialist Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for computer user support specialists in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of computer user support specialists among California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Computer User Support Specialists in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,190
25th Percentile Wage
$44,570
50th Percentile Wage
$58,110
75th Percentile Wage
$76,060
90th Percentile Wage
$97,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer user support specialists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $97,170. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,190.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.44
25th Percentile Wage
$21.43
50th Percentile Wage
$27.94
75th Percentile Wage
$36.57
90th Percentile Wage
$46.71

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for computer user support specialists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $46.71. The median hourly salary is $27.94. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.44.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of computer user support specialists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201658,1100.67%9.50%
201557,7203.33%-
201455,8003.32%-
201353,9502.52%-
201252,590--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Computer User Support Specialists in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of computer user support specialists in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of computer user support specialists in state of California ranges from $37,550 to $70,390. The highest paying area for computer user support specialists in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $70,390. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $66,090). The lowest paying area is Redding with a median annual salary of $37,550.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$70,390
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$66,090
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$63,930
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$61,470
Vallejo-Fairfield
$60,070
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$59,720
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$56,600
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$55,950
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$55,480
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$55,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$55,210
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$54,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$53,170
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$51,110
Napa
$51,040
Salinas
$50,210
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$49,720
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$49,270
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$49,260
Madera-Chowchilla
$48,920
Modesto
$48,460
Visalia-Porterville
$47,960
Bakersfield-Delano
$47,590
Stockton
$46,300
Merced
$46,270
Fresno
$45,940
Yuba City
$45,610
El Centro
$44,990
Chico
$44,960
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$44,040
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$43,220
Hanford-Corcoran
$40,600
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$39,350
Redding
$37,550


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