The average hourly pay for a Computer Support Specialist is $18.13.
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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 request…Read more
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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Popular Skills for Computer Support Specialist
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Information Technology (IT) Support, Computer Hardware Technician and Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Support and Help Desk / Desktop Support.
Pay by Experience Level for Computer Support Specialist
An entry-level Computer Support Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.27 based on 88 salaries. An early career Computer Support Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.16 based on 234 salaries. A mid-career Computer Support Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.26 based on 139 salaries. An experienced Computer Support Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.17 based on 106 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Computer Support Specialist in their job title in Cincinnati, Ohio earn an average of 36.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Reno, Nevada (29.1% more) and Ann Arbor, Michigan (25.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Detroit, Michigan (6.8% less), Atlanta, Georgia (0.7% less) and New York, New York (0.7% less).
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