Computer support specialists

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2019 Workforce
654k
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Average Age
40.3
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Average Salary
$63,505
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Average Male Salary
$65,691
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Average Female Salary
$57,382
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About

Computer support specialists are most often employed by the Computer Systems Design industry. The average yearly wage for Computer support specialists was $63,505 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Computer support specialists by wage are Transportation inspectors, Occupational therapists, and Compensation, benefits, & job analysis specialists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Computer support specialists are Eagan, Inver Grove Heights & South St. Paul Cities PUMA, MN, Tuckahoe, Short Pump & Wyndham PUMA, VA, and Auburn City PUMA, AL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Computer support specialists are Eden Prairie & Minnetonka Cities PUMA, MN, Fulton County (Northeast)Johns Creek City PUMA, GA, and Sweetwater RegionChula Vista City (East) PUMA, CA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Computer support specialists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Computer Systems Design is the industry that employs the most Computer support specialists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Computer support specialists, by average wage, is Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies merchant wholesalers. Computer support specialists are paid most in Redwood City, San Carlos & Belmont Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Eden Prairie & Minnetonka Cities PUMA, MN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$63,505
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,439

In 2019, Computer support specialists earned an average of $63,505, $7,981 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Transportation inspectors make somewhat more than Computer support specialists while Occupational therapists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Computer support specialists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.357
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Computer support specialists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.357, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Computer support specialists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Computer support specialists.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Computer support specialists, by number of employees, are Computer Systems Design, Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, and Elementary & secondary schools.

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Industries by Share

654k
2019 Workforce
± 19,814
-2.37%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 4.36%

The number of people employed as Computer support specialists has been declining at a rate of -2.37%, from 670,046 people in 2018 to 654,159 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Computer support specialists employed by various industries. Computer Systems Design employs the largest share of Computer support specialists at  29.5%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 6.13% and Elementary & secondary schools with 3.89%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Computer support specialists in the US. The average age of male Computer support specialists in the workforce is 39.8 and of female Computer support specialists is 41.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Computer support specialists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

482k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 17,019
172k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 10,179

73.7% of Computer support specialists are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Computer support specialists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Computer support specialists
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

61.2% of Computer support specialists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.9% of Computer support specialists, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Computer support specialists.

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Age by Gender

39.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.447
41.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.787

The median age of Computer support specialists is 40.3, and Male employees are generally 1.84 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Computer support specialists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Computer support specialists is Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services but a relatively high number of Computer support specialists hold a major in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.

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