Computer Support Specialist Salary

The average pay for a Computer Support Specialist is $42,735 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$30,677 - $60,257
$31K
$43K
$60K
MEDIAN: $42,735
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$12.56 - $24.21
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MEDIAN: $17.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,677 - $60,257  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,740  
Profit Sharing
$800  
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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$29,613 - $56,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 141
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.56 - $24.21  
   
Overtime
$21.53 - $35.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,740  
   
Profit Sharing
$800  
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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$29,613 - $56,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 139

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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

  • Install and configure all required software in accordance to the predefined hardware deployment schedule.
  • Assist with developing desktop training documentation.
  • Perform backups and restores for end user PCs on a routine basis.
  • Maintain hardware and software inventory database.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve any problems associated with desktop computing.

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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Support Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Computer Support Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Computer Support Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 166 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computer Support Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 98 salaries. An experienced Computer Support Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 66 salaries. A Computer Support Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 14 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,836

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Key Stats for Computer Support Specialist

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Computer Support Specialist Salaries

▲27%

▲13%

▲5%

National Average
$41,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Computer Support Specialist Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 17%