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Computer Support Specialist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$64,000
$48,000
$64,000
$86,000
The average computer support specialist makes about $64,924 per year. That's $31.21 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $48,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $86,000. Many of computer support specialists seem to be drawn to education and professional companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case computer support specialists tend to work at finance, technology, and telecommunication companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Washington, Minnesota and North Dakota pay computer support specialists the highest salaries.
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Map of Computer Support Specialist Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Computer Support Specialist Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a computer support specialist is roughly $64,924 per year, which boils down to $31.21 per hour. Interestingly enough, computer support specialists have the highest salaries in San Francisco, CA at about $83,158 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in San Francisco, CA is $57,000. Additionally, computer support specialists make more than the average salary in Bellevue, WA, Minneapolis, MN, Boston, MA, Washington, DC, and Jersey City, NJ. On a more broad level, computer support specialist salaries are highest in Washington, Minnesota, North Dakota, California, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Colorado. On the contrary, West Virginia, Florida, and New Mexico offer the lowest computer support specialist salaries.

City
Average Salary
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$83,158
$83k
Bellevue, WA
Bellevue, WA
$78,032
$78k
Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN
$74,235
$74k
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
$70,029
$70k
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$69,646
$70k
Jersey City, NJ
Jersey City, NJ
$67,394
$67k
Hartford, CT
Hartford, CT
$67,264
$67k
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
$62,941
$63k
Wilmington, DE
Wilmington, DE
$62,760
$63k
Cranston, RI
Cranston, RI
$62,433
$62k

High Paying Computer Support Specialist Jobs

Average Computer Support Specialist Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a computer support specialist, working for Weil, Gotshal & Manges or Juniper Networks might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Google and Informatica report highly competitive salaries for computer support specialists.

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Computer Support Specialist Salary History

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    Average Computer Support Specialist Pay By Industry

    As we previously stated, computer support specialist salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that finance, technology, and telecommunication companies tend to offer much higher salaries for computer support specialists. For example, computer support specialists make a whopping average salary of $75,936 while working for finance companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $71,948 at technology companies and $69,855 at telecommunication companies. But computer support specialists may want to avoid working in the education industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $50,337.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Finance
    Finance
    $75,936
    $76k
    Technology
    Technology
    $71,948
    $72k
    Telecommunication
    Telecommunication
    $69,855
    $70k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $62,636
    $63k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $60,856
    $61k
    Retail
    Retail
    $59,286
    $59k
    Professional
    Professional
    $58,031
    $58k
    Education
    Education
    $50,337
    $50k

    Computer Support Specialist Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a computer support specialist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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 Support Specialist Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Computer Support Specialist
    Computer Support Specialist
    Albany, NY
    Albany, NY
    10/08/2020
    10/08/2020
    $37,566
    $37,566
    10/08/2020
    College of Western Idaho
    College of Western Idaho
    Temporary Instructor, Computer Support Specialist
    Temporary Instructor, Computer Support Specialist
    Temporary Instructor, Computer Support Specialist
    Nampa, ID
    Nampa, ID
    10/08/2020
    10/08/2020
    $48,800
    $48,800
    10/08/2020
    Goodtemps
    Goodtemps
    Computer Support Specialist
    Computer Support Specialist
    Computer Support Specialist
    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    09/12/2020
    09/12/2020
    $56,140
    $56,140
    09/12/2020
    Katapult Network
    Katapult Network
    Computer Support Specialist
    Computer Support Specialist
    Computer Support Specialist
    Saint Paul, MN
    Saint Paul, MN
    09/08/2020
    09/08/2020
    $35,000
    $35,000
    09/08/2020
    Computer Support Specialist II, Information Technology & Umonline)
    Computer Support Specialist II, Information Technology & Umonline)
    Missoula, MT
    Missoula, MT
    08/29/2020
    08/29/2020
    $40,258
    $40,258
    08/29/2020
    Computer Support Specialist III
    Computer Support Specialist III
    Butte-Silver Bow, MT
    Butte-Silver Bow, MT
    08/29/2020
    08/29/2020
    $43,117
    $43,117
    08/29/2020
    Computer Support Specialist
    Computer Support Specialist
    Eugene, OR
    Eugene, OR
    08/27/2020
    08/27/2020
    $40,050
    $40,050
    08/27/2020
    Canvas and Web Support Specialist-A & S Computing Center
    Canvas and Web Support Specialist-A & S Computing Center
    Saint Louis, MO
    Saint Louis, MO
    08/26/2020
    08/26/2020
    $52,942
    $52,942
    08/26/2020
    Computer Support Specialist
    Computer Support Specialist
    Tallahassee, FL
    Tallahassee, FL
    08/21/2020
    08/21/2020
    $36,468
    $36,468
    08/21/2020
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Computer Support Specialist
    Computer Support Specialist
    Computer Support Specialist
    Tallahassee, FL
    Tallahassee, FL
    08/21/2020
    08/21/2020
    $36,468
    $36,468
    08/21/2020