A Computer Hardware Technician earns an average wage of $16.45 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Computer Service, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Systems Troubleshooting.

$29,190 - $59,644
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$29K
$41K
$60K
MEDIAN: $40,958
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$11.23 - $23.05
(Median)
$11
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,190 - $59,644  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,217  
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
Total Pay (?
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$25,511 - $57,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.23 - $23.05  
   
Overtime
$18.09 - $36.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,217  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
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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$25,511 - $57,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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Job Description for Computer Hardware Technician

Although sales of traditional desktop and laptop computers have declined in recent years, there is still a wide range of employers in need of qualified computer hardware technicians. Simply put, these men and women are the workers who repair and maintain computers, and troubleshoot problems and recommend upgrades as needed. In many situations, these technicians perform installation work, as well.

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Computer Hardware Technician Tasks

  • Build custom components and configure existing parts for use.
  • Maintain, update, and test computer hardware and associated devices.
  • Repair and update hardware and devices, including testing and evaluating equipment.
  • Install and configure computer hardware and associated devices.
  • Manage and respond to a help tickets, documenting interactions.

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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Hardware Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Computer Hardware Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Computer Hardware Technician Salaries

Computer Service
up arrow 26%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 14%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 12%

National Average
$38,000

Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 3%

Hardware Configuration
up arrow 16%

System Repair
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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