A Computer Technician earns an average wage of $15.41 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.

$26,074 - $59,938
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$39K
$60K
MEDIAN: $39,023
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50%
90%

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$10.16 - $24.03
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$26,074 - $59,938  
   
Bonus
$206.85 - $5,008  
Profit Sharing
$242.40 - $7,255  
Commission
$18.57 - $10,213  
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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$22,857 - $54,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 707
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $24.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.04  
Overtime
$15.32 - $36.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$206.85 - $5,008  
   
Commission
$18.57 - $10,213  
Profit Sharing
$242.40 - $7,255  
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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$22,857 - $54,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,269

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Computer Technician


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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Technician

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,388

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Computer Technician Reviews

Q: 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.

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Key Stats for Computer Technician

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 260 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Computer Technician Salaries




National Average
$35,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 260 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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