Computer Service Technician Salary
A Computer Service Technician earns an average wage of $15.86 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2), Information Technology (IT) Support, and Windows Operating System General Use.
|Salary||$30,287 - $74,902|
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|$28,255 - $73,495|
|Hourly Rate||$11.69 - $29.74|
|Overtime||$13.18 - $50.30|
|Total Pay (||$28,255 - $73,495|
Job Description for Computer Service Technician
Computer service technicians are responsible for keeping laptop and desktop computer systems operating at peak efficiency. They often work for so-called "big box retailers" who typically offer service programs with the hardware they sell, but are also employed by dedicated repair shops and smaller independent retailers who specialize in sales of hardware and systems.Read More...
Computer service technicians diagnose problems with computers, including hardware, software, and malware. Whatever the cause, the service technician is expected to identify the problem, offer a cost estimate for fixing it, and fix it upon approval. Most problems a technician encounters are fairly routine and easily isolated, especially if they are found by regular hardware diagnostics, while problems with system software, malware, or even networking difficulties may be harder to diagnose and more labor- and time-intensive.
Applicants for the position should have some amount of technical school education in computers or practical experience related to computer repair. Some dedicated repair shops and authorized service centers may also require technicians to have technical certifications in computer science-related areas. Technicians typically work in repair shop environments, although some employers do on-site repair and diagnostics which may also require field work. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Service Technician
Pay by Experience for a Computer Service Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Computer Service Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 45 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computer Service Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Computer Service Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 25 salaries. A Computer Service Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 10 salaries.
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