Entry-Level Computer Technician Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Computer Technicians is around $14.82 per hour. Total cash compensation for Entry-Level Computer Technicians runs from $21K to $49K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $4K and profit sharing that can reach almost $7K. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. There are far more male Entry-Level Computer Technicians survey respondents than women, making up 89 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Computer Technicians. Some workers in this field — over a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by just over two-fifths. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,442 - $53,675
$24K
$36K
$54K
MEDIAN: $35,784
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$9.96 - $20.59
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$0$53K
Salary $24,442 - $53,675
Bonus $204.26 - $4,404
Profit Sharing $1,007 - $7,096
Commission $6,000
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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$21,395 - $49,411
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 332
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $9.96 - $20.59
Overtime $15.04 - $31.43
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $204.26 - $4,404
Commission $6,000
Profit Sharing $1,007 - $7,096
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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$21,395 - $49,411
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 692

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Apple Computer, Inc attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $38K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,377

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Entry-Level Computer Technicians that is 15 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Computer Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+15 percent), Cincinnati (+13 percent), San Diego (+13 percent), and Memphis (+11 percent). Entry-Level Computer Technicians in Orlando earn salaries far below the national average by 25 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Workers in Cleveland and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (18 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).

Computer Technician Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Computer Technician in Princeton:
"Stay current in the new advancement in Tech."
Stay current in the new advancement in Tech. If not your skills will be worthless in a short time,

Computer Technician in Groton:
"Skills worth more?"
Pay attention to help wanted ads, small wage increases & other people in the same career. If your boss isn't keeping up, take your skills elsewhere. Esp. Once you've become vested!

Computer Technician in Maine:
"Enjoy doing what you do."
No one will ever be happy, and no job will ever be done proper if everyone hate's their jobs. Do what you like to do, and like doing it!

Computer Technician in Seattle:
"Get to learn a lot in a non-stressful environment."
Take it easy and enjoy it. Keep up with the latest and be friendly and open with people and it goes on from there.

Computer Technician in Cadillac:
"Take Notes."
Much of what we do requires revisits months to years later. Take notes for tasks whose details you are not likely to remember months down the line.

Computer Technician in Wellsboro:
"Where not to work."
Do not work for a public school system.

Computer Technician in Salisbury:
"Certifications."
Certifications drive the opportunities in this field.

Key Stats for Computer Technician

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 166 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
16%
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Skills That Affect Computer Technician Salaries

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
▲10%

National Average
$32,000

A+
▼1%

Network Support
▼1%





Systems Troubleshooting
▼3%

Microsoft Office
▼3%


Troubleshooting
▼4%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼5%

Software Knowledge
▼5%


System Repair
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 166 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 37%
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