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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,440
25th Percentile Wage
$37,810
50th Percentile Wage
$49,390
75th Percentile Wage
$63,740
90th Percentile Wage
$82,160

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 $82,160. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,440. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 179% 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 user support specialists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201649,3901.56%6.01%
201548,6202.08%-
201447,6102.08%-
201346,6200.43%-
201246,420--

Table 2. Computer User Support Specialist Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of computer user 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 user support specialists occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $62,740. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $40,770).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$62,740
Mining
$57,120
Manufacturing
$53,040
Information
$52,410
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$51,150
Federal, State, and Local Government
$51,120
Finance and Insurance
$50,740
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$50,710
Wholesale Trade
$50,180
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$49,750
Construction
$49,000
Transportation and Warehousing
$48,530
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$47,150
Health Care and Social Assistance
$46,110
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$46,050
Educational Services
$45,570
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$44,980
Accommodation and Food Services
$41,280
Retail Trade
$40,770

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 $28,440 to $60,480. The highest paying state for computer user support specialists is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $60,480. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $28,440. 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
$60,480
Massachusetts
$58,730
California
$58,110
Alaska
$56,330
Colorado
$56,300
New Jersey
$56,040
Connecticut
$55,410
Delaware
$53,630
New Hampshire
$53,040
Rhode Island
$52,650
New York
$52,590
Virginia
$52,250
Washington
$52,100
Minnesota
$51,670
Illinois
$51,300
Maryland
$51,070
Vermont
$49,610
Texas
$49,100
Georgia
$49,040
Oregon
$48,720
North Dakota
$48,340
Pennsylvania
$48,060
North Carolina
$47,970
Nevada
$47,870
Maine
$47,750
Michigan
$47,730
Wisconsin
$47,170
Wyoming
$46,360
Arizona
$46,320
Tennessee
$45,500
Missouri
$45,100
Hawaii
$44,930
Alabama
$44,380
South Carolina
$44,320
Louisiana
$44,010
West Virginia
$44,000
Kansas
$43,930
Nebraska
$43,910
Ohio
$43,840
Utah
$43,820
Indiana
$43,620
Montana
$43,230
Iowa
$42,900
Mississippi
$42,650
Florida
$42,450
New Mexico
$41,720
Kentucky
$41,130
Oklahoma
$40,950
Idaho
$39,360
Arkansas
$38,110
South Dakota
$37,480
Virgin Islands
$37,330
Guam
$34,270
Puerto Rico
$28,440


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