Computer Specialist Salary (United States)

A Computer Specialist earns an average salary of $49,598 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Computer Specialist Total Pay (?
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$33,479 - $92,651
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MEDIAN: $49,597
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Computer Specialist Total Pay (?
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$10.22 - $30.45
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$33,479 - $92,651  
   
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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$30,035 - $86,456  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 233
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.22 - $30.45  
   
Overtime
$13.32 - $45.59  
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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$30,035 - $86,456  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 233
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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.
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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
New York
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Oklahoma City
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National Average
$45,000
Cincinnati
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Chicago
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Experience Affects Computer Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 83%
Experienced
up arrow 16%
National Average
$45,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%
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Gender
Female
25%
female alumni
 
Male
75%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 19%
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