Computer Technician Salary

A Computer Technician earns an average wage of $15.20 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$25,385 - $57,408
(Median)
$25K
$38K
$57K
MEDIAN: $38,092
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$9.95 - $23.67
(Median)
$9
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary 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$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$25,385 - $57,408  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,620  
Profit Sharing
$202.03 - $6,082  
Commission
$400.00 - $9,826  
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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$22,360 - $53,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,083
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.95 - $23.67  
   
Overtime
$14.99 - $35.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,620  
   
Commission
$400.00 - $9,826  
Profit Sharing
$202.03 - $6,082  
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).
)
$22,360 - $53,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,713
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Job Description for Computer Technician

A computer technician is a broad term for a career that includes many different jobs. Technicians start out with the same basic education, requiring a course to receive A+ Certification, and then branch off into specialized areas, such as repair technicians, who are trained in the basics of the structure of a computer. They inspect computers so that they can diagnose a problem and find a solution. Usually, computer techs will repair or replace a damaged part, or they will update or change software. They can work as independent technicians, as a part of a business, or, most commonly, in a store that offers computer repairs. Network technicians install and maintain computer networks for both hardware and software. They monitor networks, installing software patches and reallocating resources in order to meet the needs of the network. They must designate the best area to set up the network equipment, and are responsible for setting networks up, and repairing them if they break down. Help desk technicians are like repair technicians, who work in call centers or designated departments. They aren't responsible for any physical repairs, but they troubleshoot software and network problems to the the best of their ability.  Server computer technicians install and manage servers. They must determine how many servers will be necessary, what features they will include, and what the infrastructure will look like. They also repair server errors and maintain security.


Computer 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 Technician


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What is it like working as a Computer Technician?

Computer Technician in Jacksonville:
"Flexible."
Pros: I enjoy supporting the USMC. Being able to support the war fight with issues regarding software or hardware doesn't seem like work to me because they are such nice people.
Cons: The politics can be cumbersome sometimes.

What is it like working as a Computer Technician at Apple Computer, Inc?

Computer Technician in Boca Raton:
"Great People."
Pros: You will work with some of the greatest people you'll ever meet at Apple.
Cons: It is very political in the retail stores as far as promotions our concerned.

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Experience Affects Computer Technician Salaries




National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Computer Technician Salaries



A+
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Network Support
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Systems Troubleshooting
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Windows Operating System General Use
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National Average
$35,000

Troubleshooting
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Software Installation & Upgrade
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Computer Hardware Technician
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Software Knowledge
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Customer Service
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Hardware Configuration
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 517 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 31%
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