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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Senior Specialist Salary

$104,946 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$50.45 hourly

Entry level Salary
$78,000 yearly
$78,000
10 %
$104,946
Median
$141,000
90 %

How much does a Senior Specialist make?

Senior specialists make $104,946 per year on average, or $50.45 per hour, in the United States. Senior specialists on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $78,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $141,000.

Location impacts how much a senior specialist can expect to make. Senior specialists make the most in California, Delaware, Hawaii, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Highest Paying States For Senior Specialists

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

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Senior Specialist average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Delaware$111,754$53.73199
2Rhode Island$105,002$50.48217
3Massachusetts$109,152$52.481,289
4Connecticut$110,713$53.23435
5Virginia$108,097$51.971,648
6New Jersey$110,957$53.341,069
7New York$110,243$53.001,820
8Maryland$109,041$52.421,096
9Pennsylvania$105,190$50.571,540
10California$112,435$54.063,874
11New Hampshire$104,944$50.45216
12North Carolina$100,866$48.491,266
13Hawaii$111,154$53.44158
14District of Columbia$106,793$51.34582
15Oregon$101,357$48.73564
16Michigan$101,817$48.95862
17West Virginia$100,254$48.20171
18Ohio$100,313$48.231,028
19Illinois$99,203$47.691,568
20Texas$95,615$45.972,597
21Washington$99,650$47.91951
22Georgia$97,377$46.821,158
23Arizona$92,395$44.42909
24Indiana$94,049$45.22676
25South Carolina$95,617$45.97449
26Florida$93,675$45.042,146
27Utah$86,866$41.76504
28Tennessee$91,730$44.10604
29Idaho$83,467$40.13315
30Nevada$88,585$42.59289
31Vermont$89,687$43.12111
32Kentucky$92,505$44.47317
33Wisconsin$92,203$44.33513
34Alabama$91,885$44.18438
35Louisiana$91,660$44.07352
36North Dakota$77,627$37.32169
37Mississippi$91,581$44.03193
38Iowa$85,964$41.33454
39Minnesota$86,386$41.53830
40Missouri$89,836$43.19648
41Alaska$80,442$38.67126
42South Dakota$80,367$38.64129
43New Mexico$87,011$41.83230
44Arkansas$85,831$41.26275
45Montana$71,059$34.16222
46Wyoming$71,093$34.18111
47Kansas$85,949$41.32335
48Maine$84,825$40.78151
49Nebraska$76,716$36.88308
50Colorado$80,038$38.48727
51Oklahoma$83,149$39.98295

Highest Paying Cities For Senior Specialists

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1San Francisco, CA$119,628$57.51
2Jersey City, NJ$110,970$53.35
3New York, NY$110,662$53.20
4Hartford, CT$110,116$52.94
5Arlington, VA$109,360$52.58
6Baltimore, MD$109,316$52.56
7Boston, MA$109,150$52.48
8Washington, DC$106,873$51.38
9Philadelphia, PA$105,805$50.87
10Detroit, MI$102,521$49.29
11Cleveland, OH$102,230$49.15
12Jacksonville, NC$102,213$49.14
13Seattle, WA$100,911$48.51
14Chicago, IL$99,731$47.95
15Houston, TX$97,033$46.65

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Citi Jobs (93)
  2. Cigna Jobs (144)
  3. BNY Mellon Jobs (238)
  4. Target Jobs (147)
  5. KPMG LLP Jobs (163)

Which Companies Pay Senior Specialists The Most?

The highest paying companies for senior specialists are Microsoft and Salient CRGT according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Google and Boston Consulting Group report highly competitive wages for senior specialists.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Microsoft$158,490$76.2093
2Salient CRGT$157,907$75.9215
3Google$157,799$75.8642
4Boston Consulting Group$146,118$70.257
5Publicis Sapient$144,950$69.691
6McKinsey & Company Inc$144,369$69.41104
7Bain & Company$140,299$67.4546
8Twitter$140,153$67.38
9Venable$140,123$67.37
10Cvent$135,807$65.291
11Phoenix Children's$135,784$65.2814
12OCC$134,374$64.60
13Nokia$132,603$63.7557
14Southwestern Energy$132,190$63.55
15Grubhub$131,917$63.422
16Alvarez & Marsal$131,122$63.04
17Lt Engineering$126,530$60.833
18LendingClub$125,477$60.331
19SAP$124,563$59.8910
20Westlake Chemical$122,935$59.107

How Much Do Senior Specialists Make In Different Industries?

Here are some examples of how much a senior specialist salaries can based on different industries:

  1. The professional industry pays senior specialists an average salary of $113,468

  2. The technology industry pay $102,010

  3. The lowest paying industry for senior specialists is the health care industry. Senior specialists in this industry earn an average salary of $92,388

Highest Paying Industries For Senior Specialists

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Professional$113,468$54.55
2Technology$102,010$49.04
3Pharmaceutical$101,412$48.76
4Finance$100,243$48.19
5Insurance$98,050$47.14
6Manufacturing$96,958$46.61
7Health Care$92,388$44.42

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Senior Specialist Salary Trends

Average Senior Specialist Salary Over Time

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

    Senior Specialist Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$105,000$50.45+3.8%
    2021$101,000$48.53+2.3%
    2020$98,600$47.40+0.7%
    2019$97,900$47.05+1.4%
    2018$96,500$46.40+1.3%

    Recently Added Senior Specialist Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Charles SchwabSR Specialist, High NET Worth REP (CP)Denton, TX06/01/2022$53,400
    SAICCybersecurity Specialist SRColorado Springs, CO06/01/2022$100,001
    PerspectaSenior Portfolio SpecialistMcLean, VA05/31/2022$106,766
    Charles SchwabSR Specialist, High NET Worth REP (CP)Indianapolis, IN05/31/2022$53,400
    PeratonSenior Portfolio SpecialistMcLean, VA05/31/2022$106,766
    Charles SchwabSR Specialist, High NET Worth REP (CP)Phoenix, AZ05/31/2022$53,400
    Leidos Holdings Inc.Senior Netops Specialist LeadNorfolk, VA05/31/2022$101,400
    PerspectaSenior Upskilling SpecialistBethesda, MD05/31/2022$105,144
    Charles SchwabSR Specialist, High NET Worth REP (CP)Colorado Springs, CO05/31/2022$53,400
    Peraton CorporationSenior Itsm Governance SpecialistMaryland05/31/2022$101,837

    Senior Specialist Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Senior Specialists the most?

    California pays Senior Specialists the most in the United States, with an average salary of $112,435 per year, or $54.06 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Senior Specialist?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Senior Specialist if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Delaware you should be paid close to $111,754 per year.

    What type of Senior Specialist gets paid the most?

    Senior Technician Specialist gets paid the most. Senior Technician Specialist made a median salary of $97,137. The best-paid 10 percent make $115,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $81,000.

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