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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Computer Support Specialist Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,820
25th Percentile Wage
$40,350
50th Percentile Wage
$52,810
75th Percentile Wage
$69,530
90th Percentile Wage
$91,220

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 $91,220. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,820. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 186% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of computer support specialists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,810
1.23% 7.40%
2016
$52,160
1.32% -
2015
$51,470
2.12% -
2014
$50,380
2.40% -
2013
$49,170
0.55% -
2012
$48,900
- -

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 $68,080. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $43,810).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$68,080
Mining
$62,020
Information
$58,070
Manufacturing
$55,380
Transportation and Warehousing
$55,350
Finance and Insurance
$55,340
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$55,010
Federal, State, and Local Government
$54,300
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$54,130
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$54,090
Construction
$52,840
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$52,630
Wholesale Trade
$52,430
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$48,820
Educational Services
$48,390
Health Care and Social Assistance
$48,300
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$48,110
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$46,270
Accommodation and Food Services
$44,610
Retail Trade
$43,810



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