Computer Specialists

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Computer Specialists

Training and Education

People with an associate degree have an easier time finding a job in this career. The percentage of employees with at least a 4 year degree or higher is 68%. Approximately 25% of computer specialists started in college but were able to get a job without a degree. Workers with a high school diploma but no further education represent 7% of the total.


Part-Time Work and Self-Employment

Approximately 6% of employees work part time. 7% of computer specialists have ended up working for themlseves.


Area Job Conditions

Jobs for this occupation are more popular (on a per capita basis) in Carson City (Nevada) Salem (Oregon) and Warner Robins (Georgia) and less popular in Cape Coral (Florida) Gary (Indiana) and Rochester (New York).

Without adjusting for the cost of living computer specialists get paid the most in Washington (District of Columbia) Atlantic City (New Jersey) and Pascagoula (Mississippi) and the least in Muskegon (Michigan) Provo (Utah) and Lakeland (Florida).


Salaries by City

See typical salaries and ranges for this career below*. Shift click to sort by more than one column — for example first shift-click on state and then shift-click on salary to find best and worst salaries in each state.

StateCity / RegionTypical SalarySalary RangeJob Count% of All Jobs
AKAnchorage$87860 $54K – $110K3100.18%
AKFairbanks$83130 $64K – $100K900.24%
ALBirmingham – Hoover$73190 $49K – $104K3100.06%
ALHuntsvilleN/A N/A – N/A5500.27%
ALMobileN/A N/A – N/A500.03%
ALMontgomery$82570 $65K – $104K6300.40%
ALTuscaloosa$75680 $54K – $97KN/AN/A
ARFayetteville – Springdale – Rogers$54120 $24K – $113K1300.06%
ARLittle Rock – North Little Rock – Conway$61310 $21K – $90K3100.09%
ARPine Bluff$65280 $26K – $95KN/AN/A
AZPhoenix – Mesa – Glendale$60410 $39K – $100K11000.06%
AZTucson$67270 $40K – $95K2100.06%
CABakersfield – Delano$83800 $49K – $106K4700.17%
CAFresno$73190 $32K – $97K2000.06%
CALos Angeles – Long Beach – Glendale (Metro Area)$75770 $31K – $117K27700.07%
CAOakland – Fremont – Hayward (Metro Area)$89770 $36K – $130K12900.13%
CAOxnard – Thousand Oaks – Ventura$91960 $45K – $115K3700.13%
CARiverside – San Bernardino – Ontario$69190 $49K – $107K6900.06%
CASacramento – Arden – Arcade – Roseville$81030 $44K – $127K12500.15%
CASalinas$92320 $64K – $126K3500.22%
CASan Diego – Carlsbad – San Marcos$88780 $54K – $116K22000.17%
CASan Francisco – San Mateo – Redwood City (Metro Area)$95150 $53K – $137K22300.22%
CASan Jose – Sunnyvale – Santa Clara$81450 $49K – $137K27900.31%
CASanta Ana – Anaheim – Irvine (Metro Area)$75060 $36K – $120K15300.11%
CASanta Barbara – Santa Maria – Goleta$66590 $38K – $112K600.04%
CASanta Cruz – Watsonville$54780 $31K – $119K400.05%
CASanta Rosa – Petaluma$92590 $70K – $138K600.04%
CAStockton$88340 $70K – $113K600.03%
CAVallejo – Fairfield$86090 $44K – $123K900.07%
COBoulder$101160 $49K – N/A7900.50%
COColorado Springs$75670 $54K – $106K9500.39%
CODenver – Aurora – Broomfield$83780 $46K – $117K34700.28%
COFort Collins – Loveland$90730 $51K – $114K3800.29%
COGrand Junction$71220 $56K – $90K400.07%
COPueblo$69230 $49K – $90K300.06%
CTBridgeport – Stamford – Norwalk$90900 $65K – $118K1900.05%
CTHartford – West Hartford – East Hartford$85510 $52K – $121K8100.15%
CTNew Haven$83120 $52K – $113K2200.08%
CTNorwich – New London$82260 $22K – $116K900.07%
DCWashington – Arlington – Alexandria (Metro Area)$106830 $68K – $137K198500.85%
DEWilmington (Metro Area)$74220 $52K – $107K2400.08%
FLFort Lauderdale – Pompano Beach – Deerfield Beach (Metro Area)$36010 $18K – $93K3500.05%
FLGainesville$75670 $54K – $106K600.05%
FLJacksonville$73180 $29K – $101K4500.08%
FLLakeland – Winter Haven$77540 $46K – $108KN/AN/A
FLMiami – Miami Beach – Kendall (Metro Area)$80240 $42K – $110K3100.03%
FLOrlando – Kissimmee – Sanford$68440 $41K – $103K9200.09%
FLPalm Bay – Melbourne – Titusville$69230 $46K – $95K3000.15%
FLPensacola – Ferry Pass – Brent$84540 $59K – $106K2700.18%
FLTampa – St. Petersburg – Clearwater$78000 $47K – $106K10700.10%
FLWest Palm Beach – Boca Raton – Boynton Beach (Metro Area)$71200 $38K – $104K1000.02%
GAAlbanyN/A N/A – N/A1200.19%
GAAtlanta – Sandy Springs – Marietta$86290 $50K – $129K27000.12%
GAAugusta – Richmond County$73390 $58K – $101K3100.15%
GAColumbus$68810 $56K – $89K1300.12%
GAHinesville – Fort Stewart$63290 $54K – $89K1200.71%
GAMacon$89440 $69K – $113K1000.10%
GASavannah$64850 $38K – $93K1200.08%
GAWarner Robins$73180 $48K – $89K3200.57%
HIHonolulu$84140 $50K – $109K14000.32%
IAAmes$61310 $25K – $90K900.23%
IACedar Rapids$70290 $33K – $102K1700.13%
IADavenport – Moline – Rock Island$75680 $31K – $101K2200.12%
IADes Moines – West Des Moines$61430 $40K – $89K3700.12%
IAIowa City$61310 $18K – $83K600.07%
IAWaterloo – Cedar Falls

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