Senior Computer Specialist Salary

The average pay for a Senior Computer Specialist is $59,985 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are SQL and Linux.

$38,621 - $89,930
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$61K
$90K
MEDIAN: $60,529
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$15.93 - $35.01
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MEDIAN: $22.45
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$38,621 - $89,930  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,965  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$35,533 - $85,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.93 - $35.01  
   
Overtime
$24.45 - $51.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,965  
   
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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$35,533 - $85,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Computer Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Senior Computer Specialist has a negative trend. An entry-level Senior Computer Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 25 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Computer Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Senior Computer Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 44 salaries. A Senior Computer 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 16 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,081

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Key Stats for Senior Computer Specialist

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Senior Computer Specialist Salaries

▲5%

▲1%

National Average
$57,000

▼7%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Senior Computer Specialist Salaries

SQL
▲17%

Linux
▲15%


National Average
$57,000

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
▼1%



Microsoft Active Directory
▼4%




Cisco Networking
▼7%




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 9%
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