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Computer Repair Technician Salary

The average wage for a Computer Repair Technician is $13.10 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
$23,341 - $51,796
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $34,552
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$8.89 - $20.64
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,341 - $51,796  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,949  
Profit Sharing
$165.55 - $16,487  
Commission
$137.50 - $14,000  
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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$19,210 - $48,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 276
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.89 - $20.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.61 - $1.53  
Overtime
$12.25 - $30.46  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,949  
   
Commission
$137.50 - $14,000  
Profit Sharing
$165.55 - $16,487  
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).
)
$19,210 - $48,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 928
United States (change)

Job Description for Computer Repair Technician

Computer Repair Technicians are responsible for the care and maintenance of computer systems. They are there every step of the way from building new computers, to updating and repairing existing systems, to the retiring and recycling of old and retired machines. One potential day-to-day-task for these professionals is reinstalling operating systems when a computer's hard disk fails. They repair computer hardware, including desktops, laptops, and associated peripherals. Additionally, they document issues with failing hardware and coordinate repairs or retirement of the computer systems. When it comes time for system upgrades, computer repair technicians are crucial to making sure everything gets updated properly and in a timely fashion. They must have strong communication skills since it's primarily a customer service position. The technician must be able to understand and document a client's needs. This is so the client's needs are properly met without any unnecessary repairs or support. They also educate their clients on basic computer maintenance in order to improve workflow and prevent catastrophic computer failure.

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Computer Repair Technician Tasks

  • Repair computer hardware, including desktops, laptops, and associated peripherals.
  • Reinstall operating systems in the case of hard disk failures.

Common Career Paths for Computer Repair Technician


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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Repair Technician

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

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Computer Repair Technician Salaries




National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Computer Repair Technician Salaries

HTML
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 6%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 4%

Macintosh
up arrow 4%

Apple OS X
up arrow 3%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 1%

Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
0%

System Repair
0%

National Average
$30,000

Cisco Networking
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 6%

Linux
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 195 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 51%