Computer Support Salary: What Areas Pay the Big Bucks

Computer Support Salary: What Areas Pay the Big Bucks

Starting pay for high tech computer support salaries are increasing 5.3%.

If you’ve been wondering what a computer support specialist’s salary is lately, it has been fairly consistent, with the higher end fields paying very well.

But what about those just starting out in the computer support field?

There’s been the notion that those starting in particular computer support fields don’t get paid all that well while doing very tiring work.

This also applies to the higher tiered tech fields when first being hired. Regardless, this may be changing now with reports from AOL Jobs that starting pay for high-tech computer support jobs are going to be increasing 5.3%.

What areas of computer support are expected to be in the most demand to give reason to pay more?

Anyone wanting to get into computer support now might want to consider these fields considering the demand is well exceeding the available talent:

Big Data: 90k – 130k

Implementing big data may be the second most in-demand computer support career next to mobile technology. Considering big data can work in tandem with mobile applications, everything is going to be connected.

In fact, having crossover knowledge between the two can benefit you even more. However, data scientists are going to be the main focus on implementing the complexities of big data. These scientists are already in very short supply.

Expect anyone with the proper and experienced skill sets in designing big data to get a substantial starting salary.

Experts in Wireless Technology: 85k – 117k

Anything to do with building wireless networks will also be in high demand with higher starting salaries, says AOL Jobs. This goes hand in hand with mobile development, even though security will be a major concern in developing those network systems.

Knowledge in the latest encryption technologies will have to play a major part in this career. Fortunately, encryption is already starting to improve each year, particularly in quantum key distribution.

Business Systems Analyst: 76k – 106k

Companies need someone who can take the tech jargon and put it into words and plans that can be understood at the business level. A systems analyst takes the data, analyzes and reviews it, and then reports back to management with ideas and information on how to accomplish the next goal.

With technology present in almost every area of our lives today, becoming a computer support specialist can almost guarantee you a job!

What area of IT are you looking to get into? Leave a message in the comments below.

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4 Responses

  1. Tammie K. Brown says:

    Interested in Data Analysis and Reporting and Business Systems Analysis.

    Interesting article…

  2. says:

    The BLS reports that computer support specialists earned a median salary of $52,160 in 2016. The highest-paid 10 percent in the profession earned $90,890 that year, while the lowest-paid earned $31,070.