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Highest Paying Industries for Computer User Support Specialists

The top 100 highest paying industries for computer user 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 $79,940, aerospace product and parts manufacturing is the highest paying industry for computer user support specialists. It is followed by securities and commodity exchanges industry (average annual salary $71,300). 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 user support specialists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Computer User Support Specialists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$79,940
1,170
2 Securities and Commodity Exchanges
$71,300
100
3 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$68,510
160
4 Natural Gas Distribution
$68,280
500
5 Landscaping Services
$65,130
30
6 Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$65,080
n/a
7 Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$63,850
520
8 Utilities
$63,650
1,840
9 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$61,700
1,260
10 Support Activities for Water Transportation
$61,460
60
11 Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations
$61,400
160
12 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$59,550
2,540
13 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$59,360
3,880
14 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$59,050
5,070
15 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$59,020
600
16 Postal Service (federal government)
$58,810
110
17 Water Transportation
$58,680
170
18 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$58,650
860
19 Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$58,640
170
20 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$58,340
2,000
21 Other Financial Investment Activities
$58,240
2,420
22 Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds
$58,170
n/a
23 Rail Transportation
$57,680
110
24 Other Investment Pools and Funds
$57,550
50
25 Pipeline Transportation
$57,370
180
26 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$56,790
70
27 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$56,360
2,650
28 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$56,110
9,260
29 Legal Services
$56,080
5,540
30 Oil and Gas Extraction
$55,560
600
31 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$55,540
220
32 Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$55,510
300
33 Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$55,420
80
34 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$55,340
1,690
35 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$55,330
3,720
36 Chemical Manufacturing
$54,940
1,690
37 Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$54,900
50
38 Scientific Research and Development Services
$54,840
4,600
39 Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$54,590
50
40 Scheduled Air Transportation
$54,230
590
41 Television Broadcasting
$54,160
650
42 Engineering Services
$54,100
5,480
43 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$53,940
140
44 Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$53,830
40
45 Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$53,820
170
46 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$53,780
6,550
47 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$53,670
510
48 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$53,670
140
49 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$53,650
170
50 Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$53,640
90
51 Air Transportation
$53,480
680
52 Local Messengers and Local Delivery
$53,410
50
53 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$53,270
610
54 Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$53,240
40
55 Insurance Carriers
$53,180
10,550
56 Other Information Services
$53,170
4,100
57 Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing
$53,050
320
58 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$53,030
4,100
59 Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$52,790
250
60 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$52,750
890
61 Federal government, including USPS
$52,710
2,290
62 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$52,620
20,640
63 Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$52,620
50
64 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$52,510
2,180
65 Mining
$52,400
1,320
66 Dairy Product Manufacturing
$52,380
160
67 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$52,370
1,090
68 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$52,360
560
69 Manufacturing
$52,290
27,110
70 Other Food Manufacturing
$52,250
170
71 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$52,210
520
72 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$52,170
2,400
73 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$51,950
60
74 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$51,870
950
75 Couriers and Messengers
$51,660
210
76 Facilities Support Services
$51,650
410
77 Software Publishers
$51,640
19,190
78 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$51,570
3,470
79 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$51,550
11,440
80 Land Subdivision
$51,540
n/a
81 Radio and Television Broadcasting
$51,510
880
82 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$51,450
27,840
83 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$51,450
220
84 Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$51,410
270
85 Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$51,270
1,290
86 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$51,270
1,570
87 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$51,220
15,360
88 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$51,180
21,630
89 Rental and Leasing Services
$51,170
650
90 Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$51,100
100
91 Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)
$51,030
290
92 Nonresidential Building Construction
$51,030
520
93 Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$51,000
450
94 Ship and Boat Building
$50,960
n/a
95 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$50,780
890
96 Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$50,770
340
97 Other Telecommunications
$50,730
2,760
98 Wholesale Trade
$50,730
39,690
99 Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$50,670
170
100 Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$50,650
30
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