Computer Support Specialist Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Computer Support Specialist is $40,468 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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$30,216 - $54,443
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MEDIAN: $40,468
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Computer Support Specialist Total Pay (?
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$12.08 - $24.55
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,216 - $54,443  
   
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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$28,861 - $54,042  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 598
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $24.55  
   
Overtime
$17.50 - $33.15  
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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$28,861 - $54,042  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 598
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Job Description for Computer Support Specialist

A computer support specialist helps users that are having problems with software, computers, printers, scanners, and other computer components. They generally assist companies or provide in-house support but some also provide support to external individuals as well. The computer support specialist may provide help over the phone, through chat, via email, and/or in person. Their typical duties include supporting common business and productivity software, as well as assisting callers with requests for information and repair and support requests. They also answer recommend changes or updates in programming and training as needed. Additionally, computer support specialists develop and help maintain required technical documentation.
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Computer Support Specialist Tasks
  • 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
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Miami
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Atlanta
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Minneapolis
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$39,000
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Experience Affects Computer Support Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%
National Average
$39,000

Skills That Affect Computer Support Specialist Salaries

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
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National Average
$39,000
Help Desk / Desktop Support
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Information Technology (IT) Support
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Windows Support
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 151 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: 84% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 14%
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