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Computer User Support Specialist Salary Information

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,550
25th Percentile Wage
$38,690
50th Percentile Wage
$50,210
75th Percentile Wage
$64,590
90th Percentile Wage
$82,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer user support specialists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) computer user support specialists is $82,900. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,550. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 171% 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 user support specialists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$50,210
1.63% 7.55%
2016
$49,390
1.56% -
2015
$48,620
2.08% -
2014
$47,610
2.08% -
2013
$46,620
0.43% -
2012
$46,420
- -

Table 2. Computer User Support Specialist Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of computer user 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 user support specialists occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $64,770. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $42,500).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$64,770
Mining
$59,050
Manufacturing
$53,920
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$53,910
Information
$53,330
Federal, State, and Local Government
$52,380
Finance and Insurance
$51,840
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$51,790
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$51,680
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$51,140
Transportation and Warehousing
$50,590
Wholesale Trade
$50,180
Construction
$49,850
Educational Services
$46,880
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$46,730
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$46,640
Health Care and Social Assistance
$46,600
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$44,190
Accommodation and Food Services
$43,260
Retail Trade
$42,500

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

From the above tables we note that not only computer user 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 user support specialists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $27,710 to $64,840. The highest paying state for computer user support specialists is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $64,840. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $27,710. For more salary information of computer user support specialists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$64,840
California
$59,430
New Jersey
$59,380
Massachusetts
$58,230
Alaska
$57,220
Connecticut
$56,890
Colorado
$56,770
Rhode Island
$55,450
Washington
$55,130
New York
$54,390
Delaware
$54,040
Virginia
$53,090
Minnesota
$52,760
Maryland
$52,430
New Hampshire
$51,490
Illinois
$50,730
Texas
$49,430
Oregon
$49,420
North Dakota
$49,370
Maine
$49,170
North Carolina
$49,000
Georgia
$48,990
Vermont
$48,350
Wisconsin
$48,340
Pennsylvania
$48,130
Michigan
$47,310
Nevada
$47,270
Wyoming
$47,150
Arizona
$46,960
Utah
$46,740
Alabama
$45,980
Tennessee
$45,560
Nebraska
$45,420
South Carolina
$45,310
Iowa
$45,110
Hawaii
$45,090
Ohio
$45,090
Missouri
$44,230
Montana
$44,200
Kansas
$44,120
Florida
$44,060
Mississippi
$43,410
Indiana
$43,190
Louisiana
$43,090
West Virginia
$42,780
Oklahoma
$42,040
Kentucky
$41,780
Idaho
$40,670
Virgin Islands
$39,990
New Mexico
$39,970
Arkansas
$38,570
South Dakota
$37,240
Guam
$33,830
Puerto Rico
$27,710



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