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Computer Technician Salary

The average wage for a Computer Technician is $15.07 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
$25,502 - $56,371
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MEDIAN: $37,818
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$9.84 - $23.38
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$25,502 - $56,371  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,539  
Profit Sharing
$339.35 - $6,183  
Commission
$400.00 - $2,000  
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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$21,674 - $53,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 971
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $23.38  
   
Overtime
$14.87 - $35.32  
National Annualized 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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,539  
   
Commission
$400.00 - $2,000  
Profit Sharing
$339.35 - $6,183  
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).
)
$21,674 - $53,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,491
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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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Computer Technician Reviews

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.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Computer Technician Salaries




National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Computer Technician Salaries



Network Support
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Windows Operating System General Use
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A+
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Troubleshooting
0%

Software Knowledge
0%

National Average
$35,000

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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 486 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: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 30%