Computer Specialist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$71,000
$56,000
Min 10%
$71,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
JPMorgan Chase
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
3.7 years
How much does a computer specialist make?
The national average salary for a Computer Specialist in the U.S. is $71,368 annually or $34.31 hourly. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $89,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $56,000 per year. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Computer Specialists are Education companies and Finance companies. Some of the states with the best Computer Specialist salaries are Alaska, Washington, Massachusetts, California, and Connecticut. The typical tenure for a Computer Specialist is 3.7 years.

Average Computer Specialist Salary By Location

Across America, Computer Specialists make on average $71,368 annually or $34.31 hourly. The top city when it comes to Computer Specialist salaries is San Francisco, CA at $86,659 per year. Not only that, San Francisco, CA also has an average entry-level salary of $64,000. Some of the states with the best Computer Specialist salaries are Alaska, Washington, Massachusetts, California, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Maryland. Hawaii, Mississippi, West Virginia, Florida, and Arkansas have the lowest reported salaries for Computer Specialists.

Map of Computer Specialist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Computer Specialists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Computer Specialist Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Computer Specialist makes. Most Computer Specialist jobs are in Education companies and Education companies. JPMorgan Chase and Microsoft are the highest paying companies. If you can find a job at a company like Amazon or Nvidia, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Computer Specialists.
Company
Average Salary
$100,615
$101k
$97,834
$98k
$97,165
$97k
$96,284
$96k
$94,301
$94k
$92,832
$93k
$92,707
$93k
$90,619
$91k

Average Computer Specialist Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Computer Specialist works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Technology companies, Professional companies, and Non Profits companies pay their Computer Specialists well. Technology companies pay their Computer Specialists the highest wages, averaging $76,203 per year. Professional companies and Non Profits companies pay well too, at $73,417 and $71,992, respectively. The average salary for Computer Specialists in the Education industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $63,561.
Industry
Average Salary
Technology
Technology
$76,203
$76k
Professional
Professional
$73,417
$73k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$71,992
$72k
Government
Government
$71,487
$71k
Retail
Retail
$69,505
$70k
Health Care
Health Care
$65,636
$66k
Education
Education
$63,561
$64k

Computer Specialist Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Computer Specialist Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Computer Specialist can range from $54,138 to $107,303 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Computer Specialist Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
End User Computing Specialist I
04/21/2020
$34,436
Specialist, Computer Applications
03/18/2020
$65,000
End User Computing Specialist I
02/26/2020
$33,392
Edinburg Independent School District
Computer Specialist
02/26/2020
$48,314
Computer Specialist
01/30/2020
$45,914
Computer Specialist
01/24/2020
$31,581
Rutgers University
Computer Specialist
01/08/2020
$70,000
Computer Specialist
12/30/2019
$37,566
Computer Specialist
12/30/2019
$37,566
Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified
Computer Specialist
12/21/2019
$39,382
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