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Highest Paying Industries for Computer Support Specialists

The top 100 highest paying industries for computer support specialists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $77,980, other pipeline transportation is the highest paying industry for computer support specialists. It is followed by aerospace product and parts manufacturing industry (average annual salary $77,540). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of computer support specialists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Computer Support Specialists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Other Pipeline Transportation
$77,980
30
2 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$77,540
1,600
3 Securities and Commodity Exchanges
$75,960
150
4 Taxi and Limousine Service
$72,850
40
5 Postal Service (federal government)
$71,500
270
6 Natural Gas Distribution
$69,900
640
7 Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$68,540
n/a
8 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$68,440
4,240
9 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$67,040
180
10 Utilities
$66,920
3,040
11 Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$66,560
80
12 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$66,260
2,290
13 Oil and Gas Extraction
$65,970
1,240
14 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$64,780
7,990
15 Other Investment Pools and Funds
$64,640
70
16 Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$63,550
530
17 Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations
$63,030
210
18 Metal Ore Mining
$62,960
30
19 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$62,570
6,100
20 Support Activities for Water Transportation
$61,460
70
21 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$61,020
2,680
22 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$60,930
31,210
23 Landscaping Services
$60,890
50
24 Other Financial Investment Activities
$60,740
3,590
25 Water Transportation
$60,470
200
26 Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$60,440
200
27 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$60,330
1,090
28 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$60,190
5,590
29 Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles
$60,140
n/a
30 Telecommunications
$59,980
42,770
31 Mining
$59,770
2,200
32 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$59,700
630
33 Scientific Research and Development Services
$59,330
6,560
34 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$59,100
6,300
35 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$59,100
13,460
36 Rail Transportation
$58,980
170
37 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$58,770
3,620
38 Pipeline Transportation
$58,740
230
39 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$57,850
170
40 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$57,810
110
41 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$57,750
300
42 Couriers and Express Delivery Services
$57,560
740
43 Scheduled Air Transportation
$57,350
850
44 Couriers and Messengers
$57,280
790
45 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$56,950
230
46 Air Transportation
$56,690
940
47 Chemical Manufacturing
$56,630
2,250
48 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$56,530
2,370
49 Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$56,340
360
50 Legal Services
$56,330
6,110
51 Engineering Services
$56,160
7,560
52 Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds
$56,070
n/a
53 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$55,770
9,040
54 Information
$55,740
99,960
55 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$55,700
3,440
56 Other Telecommunications
$55,670
5,110
57 Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$55,540
50
58 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$55,450
740
59 Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$55,440
130
60 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$55,330
5,160
61 Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$55,280
2,800
62 Other Information Services
$55,240
4,910
63 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$55,110
2,030
64 Insurance Carriers
$55,100
13,700
65 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$55,090
26,820
66 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
$55,050
420
67 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$55,000
4,160
68 Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$54,880
60
69 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$54,740
160
70 Television Broadcasting
$54,540
780
71 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$54,540
190
72 Manufacturing
$54,510
34,920
73 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$54,460
1,400
74 Other Food Manufacturing
$54,440
210
75 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$54,380
1,270
76 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$54,340
800
77 Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$54,250
60
78 Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$54,190
100
79 Finance and Insurance
$54,150
49,070
80 Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$54,140
40
81 Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$54,040
70
82 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$53,930
36,210
83 Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$53,890
240
84 Land Subdivision
$53,840
n/a
85 Local Messengers and Local Delivery
$53,570
50
86 Dairy Product Manufacturing
$53,570
180
87 Federal government, including USPS
$53,510
2,450
88 Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing
$53,510
370
89 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$53,460
19,860
90 Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$53,370
60
91 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$53,330
100
92 Rental and Leasing Services
$53,260
870
93 Utility System Construction
$53,160
330
94 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$53,140
24,590
95 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$53,130
680
96 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$53,130
690
97 Software Publishers
$53,110
21,700
98 Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$53,070
130
99 Wholesale Trade
$53,010
49,970
100 Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$52,990
420