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Computer Support Specialist Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of computer support specialists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare computer support specialist salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Computer Support Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,600
25th Percentile Wage
$40,760
50th Percentile Wage
$54,130
75th Percentile Wage
$71,950
90th Percentile Wage
$94,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer support specialists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $94,210. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer support specialists is $31,600.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,130
0.74% 6.56%
2016
$53,730
0.74% -
2015
$53,330
3.04% -
2014
$51,710
2.01% -
2013
$50,670
0.18% -
2012
$50,580
- -

Compare Computer Support Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of computer support specialists in 16 industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $62,810. The lowest paying industry is the veterinary services industry (annual salary $36,690). For detailed computer support specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$62,810
Scientific Research and Development Services
$62,160
Legal Services
$59,850
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$58,490
Engineering Services
$58,000
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$57,950
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$57,630
Testing Laboratories
$56,970
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$55,840
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$54,130
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$53,350
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$52,730
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$52,400
Photographic Services
$51,740
Specialized Design Services
$48,810
Veterinary Services
$36,690

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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