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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,640
25th Percentile Wage
$45,870
50th Percentile Wage
$59,430
75th Percentile Wage
$77,360
90th Percentile Wage
$99,190

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 $99,190. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,640.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of computer user support specialists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$59,430
2.22% 11.51%
2016
$58,110
0.67% -
2015
$57,720
3.33% -
2014
$55,800
3.32% -
2013
$53,950
2.52% -
2012
$52,590
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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 $40,150 to $73,540. The highest paying area for computer user support specialists in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $73,540. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $71,050). The lowest paying area is Redding with a median annual salary of $40,150.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$73,540
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$71,050
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$67,050
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$60,770
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$58,890
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$57,050
Napa
$56,950
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$55,950
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$55,020
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$54,930
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$54,730
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$54,370
Salinas
$53,750
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$53,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$53,170
Stockton
$51,830
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$51,480
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$51,000
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$50,840
Vallejo-Fairfield
$50,620
Visalia-Porterville
$50,430
Madera-Chowchilla
$50,220
Modesto
$49,730
Bakersfield-Delano
$49,080
Fresno
$47,470
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$47,290
Merced
$47,090
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$46,120
Hanford-Corcoran
$45,970
Yuba City
$45,150
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$44,770
El Centro
$44,660
Chico
$41,710
Redding
$40,150




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