Computer Support Technician Salary (United States)

A Computer Support Technician earns an average wage of $16.60 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Computer Support Technician Total Pay (?
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$27,815 - $54,389
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MEDIAN: $39,464
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Computer Support Technician Total Pay (?
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$11.27 - $24.71
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,815 - $54,389  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,114  
Profit Sharing
$154.56 - $6,496  
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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$25,069 - $53,944  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,008
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.27 - $24.71  
   
Overtime
$15.63 - $38.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,114  
   
Profit Sharing
$154.56 - $6,496  
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).
)
$25,069 - $53,944  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,008
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Job Description for Computer Support Technician

A computer support technician helps to maintain the usability of a business or organization’s information technology (IT) hardware assets. In many situations, this means working with desktop and laptop computers to make sure they operate as needed by a company’s employees. They work with the employees to help resolve any hardware operation problems to keep the employee working at optimal levels. In high-end IT work, support technicians also ensure that mainframes, dedicated server computers, and related technology remain online and operating as intended.
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Computer Support Technician Tasks
  • Document technical requirements, usage procedures, and common problem fixes.
  • Set up, design, configure, and maintain software and associated equipment.
  • Provide technical support and customer service to software users.
  • Open tickets, troubleshoot problems, and diagnose issues in order to resolve them and close tickets.

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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Support Technician

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Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Atlanta
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Houston
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San Antonio
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$38,000
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Experience Affects Computer Support Technician Salaries

National Average
$38,000

Skills That Affect Computer Support Technician Salaries

Computer Hardware Technician
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System Repair
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$38,000
PC Support
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Software Installation & Upgrade
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Troubleshooting
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Software Knowledge
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Information Technology (IT) Support
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Gender

Female
15%
female alumni
 
Male
85%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 22%
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