The average pay for a Senior Computer Specialist is $60,355 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.

$40,460 - $94,636
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MEDIAN: $60,354
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$15.78 - $34.13
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$34
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,460 - $94,636  
   
Bonus
$302.01 - $22,349  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$38,055 - $93,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.78 - $34.13  
   
Overtime
$29.28 - $47.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$302.01 - $22,349  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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).
)
$38,055 - $93,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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: $59,114

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Experience Affects Senior Computer Specialist Salaries



National Average
$59,000



Skills That Affect Senior Computer Specialist Salaries

SQL
up arrow 13%

Linux
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 1%

National Average
$59,000

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 1%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 2%

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 4%




Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 7%


Cisco Networking
up arrow 10%

Windows Support
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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