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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
$30,430
25th Percentile Wage
$37,650
50th Percentile Wage
$47,820
75th Percentile Wage
$60,410
90th Percentile Wage
$76,370

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 $76,370. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $47,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer support specialists is $30,430.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201647,8200.38%4.10%
201547,6401.93%-
201446,7200.43%-
201346,5201.42%-
201245,860--

Compare Computer Support Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of computer support specialists in 42 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 $66,720. The lowest paying industry is the residential mental health and substance abuse facilities industry (annual salary $38,760). 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
$66,720
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$58,520
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$53,880
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$52,530
Hospitals - State government owned
$52,190
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$50,030
Hospitals - Privately owned
$49,920
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$49,880
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$49,840
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$49,660
Ambulance Services
$49,370
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$49,130
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$49,040
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$48,970
Home Health Care Services
$48,710
Offices of Dentists
$48,500
Outpatient Care Centers
$48,320
Hospitals - Local government owned
$48,250
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$48,240
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$48,010
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$47,410
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$47,360
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$46,820
Child Day Care Services
$46,450
Offices of Physicians
$45,500
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$45,500
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$45,240
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$44,290
Social Assistance
$43,640
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$43,010
Individual and Family Services
$42,350
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$42,320
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$42,150
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$41,910
Other Residential Care Facilities
$41,910
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$41,650
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$40,890
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$40,390
Offices of Optometrists
$39,880
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$39,500
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$39,040
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$38,760

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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