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Computer Network Support Specialist Salary Information

The salary statistics of computer network support specialists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of computer network support specialists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The computer network support specialists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Computer Network Support Specialist Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,040
25th Percentile Wage
$47,550
50th Percentile Wage
$62,670
75th Percentile Wage
$82,560
90th Percentile Wage
$105,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer network support specialists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) computer network support specialists is $105,910. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,040. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 185% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of computer network support specialists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201662,6700.67%5.71%
201562,2500.67%-
201461,8302.67%-
201360,1801.81%-
201259,090--

Table 2. Computer Network Support Specialist Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of computer network support specialists in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for computer network support specialists occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $76,380. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $51,000).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$76,380
Information
$70,510
Finance and Insurance
$65,890
Mining
$65,560
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$64,310
Wholesale Trade
$62,930
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$62,360
Manufacturing
$62,010
Transportation and Warehousing
$60,170
Federal, State, and Local Government
$58,720
Construction
$58,020
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$58,000
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$57,870
Retail Trade
$57,110
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$55,810
Health Care and Social Assistance
$55,680
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$54,130
Educational Services
$53,190
Accommodation and Food Services
$51,000

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Computer Network Support Specialists by States

From the above tables we note that not only computer network support specialists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of computer network support specialists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $35,640 to $87,570. The highest paying state for computer network support specialists is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $87,570. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $35,640. For more salary information of computer network support specialists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$87,570
Connecticut
$81,120
Massachusetts
$79,210
New Jersey
$78,730
California
$73,620
New York
$70,690
Georgia
$69,840
Virginia
$69,720
Texas
$68,030
Illinois
$67,860
Washington
$67,520
Maryland
$66,620
Delaware
$65,350
Colorado
$65,170
Alaska
$63,010
North Carolina
$62,560
Montana
$61,360
Oklahoma
$61,210
New Hampshire
$60,770
Alabama
$59,910
Hawaii
$59,380
Arizona
$59,280
Pennsylvania
$59,210
Minnesota
$58,970
Nevada
$58,910
Wisconsin
$58,850
Tennessee
$57,990
Oregon
$57,560
Michigan
$57,160
Wyoming
$56,970
Indiana
$56,200
New Mexico
$56,110
Ohio
$55,690
Kansas
$55,530
Missouri
$55,280
Kentucky
$54,090
Nebraska
$53,890
North Dakota
$53,300
Iowa
$53,240
Utah
$52,690
Maine
$52,220
Florida
$51,310
South Carolina
$49,900
Rhode Island
$48,640
South Dakota
$47,440
West Virginia
$47,180
Arkansas
$46,070
Louisiana
$44,980
Vermont
$44,710
Mississippi
$43,390
Idaho
$39,480
Puerto Rico
$37,850
Guam
$35,640



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