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Computer Support Specialist Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of computer support specialists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare computer support specialist salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Computer Support Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,960
25th Percentile Wage
$42,820
50th Percentile Wage
$54,300
75th Percentile Wage
$68,160
90th Percentile Wage
$85,140

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer support specialists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $85,140. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer support specialists is $33,960.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,300
2.17% 6.50%
2016
$53,120
1.49% -
2015
$52,330
1.24% -
2014
$51,680
1.43% -
2013
$50,940
0.33% -
2012
$50,770
- -

Compare Computer Support Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of computer support specialists in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal government, including usps industry with an annual salary $58,050. The lowest paying industry is the local government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $49,200). For detailed computer support specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal government, including USPS
$58,050
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$55,480
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$54,600
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$54,300
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$53,940
State government, including schools and hospitals
$51,660
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$50,260
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$49,200

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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