Salary Guide: Computer Support Specialists

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Computer Support Specialists (also known as IT Specialists) assist computer users in technical issues. Nationwide there are over 579,000 Computer Support Specialists who earn an average salary of $49,930.

Entry-level Computer Support Specialist positions usually require some type of education beyond a high school diploma. While on-the-job training will be provided in the first weeks, employers typically like to hire students with at least associate degrees in computer science or information systems, with preference going to applicants holding bachelor’s degrees.

Entry-level Computer Support Specialist positions usually require some type of education beyond a high school diploma.

Explore Computer Support Specialist programs in your area or online.

Salaries by State (mean annual wage)

Alabama: $44,170
Alaska: $50,320
Arizona: $48,240
Arkansas: $39,210
California: $55,910
Colorado: $55,990
Connecticut: $60,200
Delaware: $51,310
District of Columbia: $58,850
Florida: $43,250
Georgia: $46,770
Hawaii: $47,060
Idaho: $39,330
Illinois: $51,690
Indiana: $42,010
Iowa: $43,850
Kansas: $42,580
Kentucky: $42,160
Louisiana: $46,920
Maine: $44,300
Maryland: $53,400
Massachusetts: $59,800
Michigan: $45,590
Minnesota: $50,640
Mississippi: $39,330
Missouri: $44,140
Montana: $38,280
Nebraska: $45,470
Nevada: $46,940
New Hampshire: $51,350
New Jersey: $53,500
New Mexico: $48,650
New York: $54,280
North Carolina: $51,890
North Dakota: $39,870
Ohio: $44,950
Oklahoma: $41,120
Oregon: $50,230
Pennsylvania: $46,570
Rhode Island: $48,990
South Carolina: $43,930
South Dakota: $37,250
Tennessee: $44,610
Texas: $51,320
Utah: $43,740
Vermont: $48,230
Virginia: $52,030
Washington: $53,760
West Virginia: $41,070
Wisconsin: $47,120
Wyoming: $46,310

Salaries for Top 20 Metro Areas (mean annual wage)

1. New York City: $58,130
2. Los Angeles: $50,720
3. Chicago: $53,790
4. Dallas – Forth Worth: $55,090
5. Philadelphia: $52,140
6. Houston: $52,550
7. Washington DC: $56,710
8. Miami: $45,950
9. Atlanta: $48,480
10. Boston: $61,620
11. San Francisco: $63,720
12. Detroit: $49,570
13. Riverside: $46,940
14. Phoenix: $48,910
15. Seattle: $57,520
16. Minneapolis: $52,360
17. San Diego: $49,020
18. St. Louis: $47,290
19. Tampa: $44,850
20. Baltimore: $53,040

  • All statistics calculated by the US Department of Labor, May 2010.

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