The average pay for a Senior Computer Specialist is $59,899 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are SQL and Linux. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$39,287 - $91,206
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MEDIAN: $59,899
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$15.69 - $35.00
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MEDIAN: $23.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,287 - $91,206  
   
Bonus
$685 - $10,213  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$35,771 - $88,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.69 - $35.00  
   
Overtime
$24.70 - $47.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$685 - $10,213  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$35,771 - $88,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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Job Description for Senior Computer Specialist

Senior computer specialists are responsible for providing effective guidance and technical support for their organization. They are in charge of completing information technology (IT) services, including performing maintenance of IT assets. They participate in company meetings to suggest changes to the IT department's processes and improve the use of company resources. These specialists also assist with training sessions, act as a mentor to junior personnel, and use their expertise to solve complex computer problems by using a variety of software applications. Generally, these specialists report their progress to the systems administrator or director in their organization.

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Senior Computer Specialist Tasks

  • Monitor network and systems for performance, security,and other issues.
  • Install, configure, maintain, upgrade, and troubleshoot file, email, and authentication servers, as well as Internet access and other networked services.
  • Assist users with software, hardware, and connectivity issues.
  • Recommend, install, configure, maintain, and upgrade all computer and networking software and hardware for use in an office, department, or small company.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Computer Specialist

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,137

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Key Stats for Senior Computer Specialist

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
037
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Senior Computer Specialist Salaries



National Average
$58,000



Skills That Affect Senior Computer Specialist Salaries

SQL
up arrow 15%

Linux
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 3%

National Average
$58,000

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 1%


Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 3%



Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 6%


Cisco Networking
up arrow 9%

Windows Support
up arrow 9%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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