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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
$30,940
25th Percentile Wage
$40,330
50th Percentile Wage
$53,730
75th Percentile Wage
$71,970
90th Percentile Wage
$94,410

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 $94,410. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer support specialists is $30,940.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201653,7300.74%5.86%
201553,3303.04%-
201451,7102.01%-
201350,6700.18%-
201250,580--

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 $60,760. The lowest paying industry is the veterinary services industry (annual salary $37,240). 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
$60,760
Scientific Research and Development Services
$60,260
Legal Services
$59,220
Engineering Services
$57,720
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$57,490
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$56,680
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$56,600
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$56,030
Testing Laboratories
$55,640
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$53,730
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$53,070
Photographic Services
$52,350
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$52,220
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$48,720
Specialized Design Services
$47,160
Veterinary Services
$37,240

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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