Specialist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
McKinsey & Company
Highest Paying City
Portland, ME
Highest Paying State
Average Experience Level
2.5 years
How much does a specialist make?
Specialists in America make, on average, $54,734 a year or $26.31 per hour. While the top 10 percent make over $86,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $34,000. Retail companies and Hospitality companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Some of the states with the best Specialist salaries are Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. Most Specialists spend 2.5 years in the position.

Average Specialist Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Specialist in the United States is $54,734 per year or $26.31 per hour. The city with the highest Specialist salary is Portland, ME at $84,000 per year. Even an entry-level Specialist makes $45,000 per year in Portland, ME. The highest earning states when it comes to Specialist salaries are Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. Idaho, Kansas, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Montana are the lowest earners.

Map of Specialist Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Specialist Salary By Company

If you are a Specialist, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Specialists are Retail companies and Hospitality companies. McKinsey & Company and ICF are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like Sapient and Cooley report highly competitive salaries for Specialists.

Specialist Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Specialist Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Specialist can range from $41,520 to $82,293 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.

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