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Computer Support Specialist Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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

Average Annual Salary of Computer Support Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,370
25th Percentile Wage
$37,740
50th Percentile Wage
$48,300
75th Percentile Wage
$60,980
90th Percentile Wage
$76,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer support specialists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $76,630. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer support specialists is $30,370.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$48,300
0.99% 5.05%
2016
$47,820
0.38% -
2015
$47,640
1.93% -
2014
$46,720
0.43% -
2013
$46,520
1.42% -
2012
$45,860
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Compare Computer Support Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of computer support specialists in 43 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 specialty hospitals - state government owned industry with an annual salary $67,330. The lowest paying industry is the offices of chiropractors industry (annual salary $28,300). For detailed computer support specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$67,330
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$59,990
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$56,250
Hospitals - State government owned
$54,790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$52,760
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$52,460
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$50,650
Hospitals - Privately owned
$50,250
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$50,240
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$50,140
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$49,960
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$49,910
Offices of Dentists
$49,690
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$48,920
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$48,820
Outpatient Care Centers
$48,480
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$48,410
Home Health Care Services
$48,240
Hospitals - Local government owned
$48,200
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$48,180
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$48,050
Offices of Physicians
$47,780
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$47,510
Child Day Care Services
$47,470
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$47,070
Ambulance Services
$45,310
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$45,110
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$44,690
Other Residential Care Facilities
$43,850
Social Assistance
$43,830
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$42,830
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$42,520
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$42,520
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$42,330
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$42,310
Individual and Family Services
$42,270
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$41,140
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$39,490
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$38,550
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$37,370
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$35,860
Offices of Optometrists
$29,100
Offices of Chiropractors
$28,300

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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