Computer Repair Technician Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Computer Repair Technician is $12.96 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.
Computer Repair Technician Salary (?
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$22,697 - $54,446
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $34,448
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Computer Repair Technician Salary (?
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$8.80 - $20.94
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$22,697 - $54,446  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
Profit Sharing
$166.11 - $16,341  
Commission
$195.74 - $8,170  
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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$19,088 - $49,534  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 321
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.80 - $20.94  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.26 - $1.38  
Overtime
$12.26 - $30.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
   
Commission
$195.74 - $8,170  
Profit Sharing
$166.11 - $16,341  
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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$19,088 - $49,534  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,046
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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.

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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.

Pay Difference By Location

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Cincinnati
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National Average
$30,000
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Experience Affects Computer Repair Technician Salaries

National Average
$30,000

Skills That Affect Computer Repair Technician Salaries

Microsoft Exchange
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HTML
up arrow 4%
Macintosh
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Microsoft Office
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Microsoft Word
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Computer Hardware Technician
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National Average
$30,000
System Repair
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Linux
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Microsoft Access
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Cisco Networking
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 50%
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