Computer / Network Support Technician Salary (United States)

A Computer / Network Support Technician earns an average salary of $40,791 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Computer / Network Support Technician Salary (?
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$28,853 - $58,307
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MEDIAN: $40,791
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Computer / Network Support Technician Salary (?
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$10.59 - $25.04
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$28,853 - $58,307  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,040  
Profit Sharing
$98.26 - $3,800  
Commission
$10.31 - $10,800  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,090 - $57,070  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,498
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.59 - $25.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13 - $1.02  
Overtime
$14.96 - $39.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,040  
   
Commission
$10.31 - $10,800  
Profit Sharing
$98.26 - $3,800  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,090 - $57,070  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,456
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Job Description for Computer / Network Support Technician

A Computer/Network Support Technician’s main responsibility is to provide technical support to the computer and network operations. This includes initially receiving problem calls from users either online or by telephone and troubleshooting the problem until it is resolved. It also involves updating the system log by creating a problem ticket and entering the details of the problem such as the caller name, the application program affected, the root cause of the problem, etc. This job requires excellent analytical and communication skills, ability to multi-task due to simultaneous problem calls in some instance, high tolerance to stress and agility in a fast-paced environment. At a minimum, a Computer/Network Support Technician usually holds a certificate in Networking. They are usually hired by established businesses especially large corporations. They work in an office environment usually near the physical computer or network installation where he interacts with the other support staff. The technician reports to a supervisor or manager who may be the Systems Administrator. They may work the regular schedule or in some cases, may be assigned on a rotation or shift schedule. In some cases, the support technician may have to work offsite. They interact mostly with the system or application users.
Computer / Network Support Technician Tasks
  • Answer, evaluate, and prioritize incoming telephone, voicemail, e-mail, and in person requests for assistance from users experiencing technical problems.
  • Respond to technical issues as they arise.
  • Provide continuous status information to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Initiate customer contact, escalate to appropriate parties and resolve incidents.

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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Denver
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Boston
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Nashville
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Chicago
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Dallas
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St. Louis
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San Antonio
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$39,000
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Experience Affects Computer / Network Support Technician Salaries

National Average
$39,000

Skills That Affect Computer / Network Support Technician Salaries

Computer Hardware Technician
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Microsoft Exchange
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Cisco Networking
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Network Management / Administration
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Microsoft Access
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
0%
National Average
$39,000
Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Microsoft SQL Server
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HTML
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 24%
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