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
$24,630
25th Percentile Wage
$32,020
50th Percentile Wage
$43,810
75th Percentile Wage
$57,750
90th Percentile Wage
$74,110

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 $74,110. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $43,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer support specialists is $24,630.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of computer support specialists in the industry sector of retail trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$43,810
3.45% 14.11%
2016
$42,300
0.35% -
2015
$42,150
8.52% -
2014
$38,560
5.16% -
2013
$36,570
-2.90% -
2012
$37,630
- -

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

The average salaries of computer support specialists in 41 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 $55,010. 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
$55,010
Shoe Stores
$52,330
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
$51,860
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
$51,270
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
$50,010
Direct Selling Establishments
$49,510
Department Stores
$48,400
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$47,630
Health and Personal Care Stores
$47,600
Health and Personal Care Stores
$47,600
Nonstore Retailers
$46,930
Clothing Stores
$46,920
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
$46,860
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$46,690
Book Stores and News Dealers
$45,730
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$45,390
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$45,390
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$45,170
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers
$45,030
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
$44,590
Automobile Dealers
$44,040
Furniture Stores
$43,760
Vending Machine Operators
$42,500
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$41,830
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$41,100
General Merchandise Stores
$40,340
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$40,240
Sporting Goods Stores
$39,900
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$39,560
Grocery Stores
$39,040
Food and Beverage Stores
$38,380
Food and Beverage Stores
$38,060
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$37,480
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$36,700
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$36,340
Gasoline Stations
$35,970
Gasoline Stations
$35,970
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$34,340
Used Merchandise Stores
$33,810
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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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