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Computer Support Specialist Salary Information

The salary statistics of computer support specialists are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of computer support specialists in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of computer support specialists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The computer 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 Support Specialist Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,070
25th Percentile Wage
$39,680
50th Percentile Wage
$52,160
75th Percentile Wage
$69,120
90th Percentile Wage
$90,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer support specialists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) computer support specialists is $90,890. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,070. 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 192% 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 support specialists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201652,1601.32%6.25%
201551,4702.12%-
201450,3802.40%-
201349,1700.55%-
201248,900--

Table 2. Computer Support Specialist Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of computer support specialists in 20 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 support specialists occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $66,050. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $42,300).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$66,050
Mining
$59,200
Information
$58,310
Finance and Insurance
$55,000
Manufacturing
$55,000
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$53,730
Federal, State, and Local Government
$53,120
Wholesale Trade
$52,960
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$52,830
Transportation and Warehousing
$52,360
Construction
$51,680
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$51,470
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$48,960
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$48,720
Health Care and Social Assistance
$47,820
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$47,350
Educational Services
$46,730
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$46,180
Accommodation and Food Services
$43,620
Retail Trade
$42,300


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