Computer Specialist Salary

Pay for Computer Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $62K per year. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though career duration and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. Work is enjoyable for Computer Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Computer Specialists (67 percent) survey respondents are men. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,964 - $102,325
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$62K
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MEDIAN: $62,006
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$13.89 - $27.94
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MEDIAN: $18.64
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$0$102K
Salary $34,964 - $102,325
Bonus $0.00 - $11,836
Profit Sharing $2,500
Total Pay (?
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$32,439 - $98,103
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 95
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $13.89 - $27.94
Overtime $28.36
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $0.00 - $11,836
Profit Sharing $2,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,439 - $98,103
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 38

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Job Description for Computer Specialist

Computer specialists perform a number of tasks related to maintaining computer systems and equipment. They are typically responsible for installing and repairing hardware, software, and other equipment, as well as overseeing the day-to-day performance of computers. These specialists also set up installation for cable and software, maintain accurate logs of help requests, and run diagnostics tests as needed. They also provide technical support and training, as well as install regular updates for office computers. Computer specialists work with employees who use computers, as well as with other computer specialists when needed.

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Computer Specialist Tasks

  • Develop, install, and improve web applications, databases, or other software.
  • Acquire, install, and configure user hardware and software.
  • Test network connectivity, speed and infrastructure regularly, log results and report problems.
  • Conduct user research to evaluate needs, write requirements, and build appropriate solutions.

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Computer Specialists' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Information Technology Manager. The average Information Technology Manager brings home $78K per year. Computer Specialists most frequently advance into Information Technology Specialist and Computer Technical Support Specialist roles even though the median salaries are $2K lower and $10K lower, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Computer Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Computer Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 42 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computer Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 56 salaries. An experienced Computer Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 44 salaries. A Computer Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 26 salaries.

Computer Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Computer Specialist?

Computer Specialist in 38401:
"Great work."
Pros: Meeting new people, constantly making new business contacts.
Cons: Paperwork, dealing with disrespectful people, or unthankful.

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Key Stats for Computer Specialist

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Computer Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲48%

Experienced
▲24%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$51,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Computer Specialist Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Microsoft Office
▼14%


Customer Service
▼29%

Information Technology (IT) Support
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 17%
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