Computer Support Specialist Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Computer Support Specialist is $40,550 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Computer Support Specialist Total Pay (?
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$30,141 - $54,608
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MEDIAN: $40,549
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Computer Support Specialist Total Pay (?
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$12.06 - $24.63
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,141 - $54,608  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,805  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $1,250  
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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$28,786 - $54,210  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 581
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.06 - $24.63  
   
Overtime
$17.74 - $33.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,805  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $1,250  
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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$28,786 - $54,210  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 581
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Job Description for Computer Support Specialist
  • Maintain hardware and software inventory database.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve any problems associated with desktop computing.
  • Perform backups and restores for end user PCs on a routine basis.
  • Install and configure all required software in accordance to the predefined hardware deployment schedule.
  • Assist with developing desktop training documentation.
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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Support Specialist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
up arrow 24%
Houston
up arrow 8%
Miami
up arrow 6%
Atlanta
up arrow 4%
Minneapolis
0%
Los Angeles
0%
Denver
0%
National Average
$39,000
Pittsburgh
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Experience Affects Computer Support Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%
National Average
$39,000

Skills That Affect Computer Support Specialist Salaries

National Average
$39,000
Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 1%
Help Desk / Desktop Support
up arrow 4%
Windows Support
up arrow 4%
Software Knowledge
up arrow 10%
Customer Service
up arrow 12%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 145 votes.
Gender
Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 14%
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