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Computer Specialist Salary (United States)

A Computer Specialist earns an average salary of $48,747 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Computer Specialist Salary (?
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$33,682 - $91,143
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $48,747
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Computer Specialist Salary (?
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$10.19 - $30.59
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$33,682 - $91,143  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,500  
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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$30,384 - $85,406  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 157
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.19 - $30.59  
   
Overtime
$13.18 - $46.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,500  
   
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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$30,384 - $85,406  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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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
  • Test network connectivity, speed and infrastructure regularly, log results and report problems.
  • Conduct user research to evaluate needs, write requirements, and build appropriate solutions.
  • Develop, install, and improve web applications, databases, or other software.
  • Acquire, install, and configure user hardware and software.

Common Career Paths for Computer Specialist

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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Oklahoma City
up arrow 41%
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$45,000
Cincinnati
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Experience Affects Computer Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 79%
Experienced
up arrow 13%
National Average
$45,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Computer Specialist Salaries

National Average
$45,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
25%
female alumni
 
Male
75%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 19%