Computer Support Specialist Salary in Sector of Information

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

Average Annual Salary of Computer Support Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,560
25th Percentile Wage
$43,050
50th Percentile Wage
$58,070
75th Percentile Wage
$77,800
90th Percentile Wage
$101,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer support specialists in the industry sector of information. 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 $101,670. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer support specialists is $33,560.

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 information from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$58,070
-0.41% 8.37%
2016
$58,310
2.26% -
2015
$56,990
2.19% -
2014
$55,740
3.55% -
2013
$53,760
1.02% -
2012
$53,210
- -

Compare Computer Support Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of computer support specialists in 21 industries in the information 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 satellite telecommunications industry with an annual salary $82,090. The lowest paying industry is the radio broadcasting industry (annual salary $49,380). For detailed computer support specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Satellite Telecommunications
$82,090
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$64,530
Telecommunications
$62,310
Other Information Services
$60,610
Other Information Services
$60,610
Other Telecommunications
$57,870
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$57,770
Software Publishers
$56,390
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$56,080
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$55,820
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$55,770
Sound Recording Industries
$54,600
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$54,460
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$54,460
Newspaper Publishers
$53,630
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$53,250
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$49,750
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$49,680
Television Broadcasting
$49,640
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$49,580
Radio Broadcasting
$49,380

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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