Computer Support Specialist Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

The salary statistics of computer support specialists in the industry sector of retail trade are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare computer support specialist salaries in different industries within the retail trade sector.

Average Annual Salary of Computer Support Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,750
25th Percentile Wage
$29,960
50th Percentile Wage
$42,300
75th Percentile Wage
$56,460
90th Percentile Wage
$74,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer support specialists in the industry sector of retail trade. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) computer support specialists is $74,210. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer support specialists is $22,750.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of computer support specialists in the industry sector of retail trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201642,3000.35%11.04%
201542,1508.52%-
201438,5605.16%-
201336,570-2.90%-
201237,630--

Compare Computer Support Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Retail Trade Sector

The average salaries of computer support specialists in 38 industries in the retail trade sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for computer support specialist occupations is the home furnishings stores industry with an annual salary $54,990. The lowest paying industry is the other general merchandise stores industry (annual salary $27,970). For detailed computer support specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Home Furnishings Stores
$54,990
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
$51,690
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
$51,670
Department Stores
$48,400
Direct Selling Establishments
$48,040
Clothing Stores
$46,640
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$46,080
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$45,860
Nonstore Retailers
$45,820
Shoe Stores
$45,780
Health and Personal Care Stores
$45,340
Health and Personal Care Stores
$45,340
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$44,700
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$44,700
Sporting Goods Stores
$44,590
Furniture Stores
$44,050
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$43,280
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers
$42,670
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
$42,120
Automobile Dealers
$41,890
Book Stores and News Dealers
$41,650
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$40,560
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$39,590
Food and Beverage Stores
$39,570
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$39,380
Grocery Stores
$39,040
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$38,750
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$38,750
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$38,720
Vending Machine Operators
$38,140
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
$36,900
Gasoline Stations
$36,790
Gasoline Stations
$36,790
Used Merchandise Stores
$33,810
General Merchandise Stores
$32,580
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$32,400
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores
$30,420
Other General Merchandise Stores
$27,970

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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