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Median annual earnings for computer user support specialists were $48,620 in May 2015 and $62,250 for computer network support specialists, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Salaries for computer support specialists ranged from $28,990 to $106,310 or more. Those who have more education, responsibility, and expertise have the potential to earn higher salaries. However, owners of computer support services generally earn much more but wages vary by location, experience level, and the type of business they support. Those working in large cities like New York and Los Angeles, for example, average more than those in the Midwest, the Southwest, and the Northwest. Someone in New York with more than 10 years experience can average over $90,000 a year, while a consultant with similar experience in the Southwest may make closer to $65,000 a year. Some very experienced, business-minded consultants can make $150,000 a year or more, and those who own a successful business may earn into the millions. Like all self-employed workers, computer support service owners must provide their own benefits such as health insurance and retirement savings accounts.

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