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Entry-Level Computer Technician Salary

Entry-Level Computer Technicians can expect wages of $13.87 per hour on average. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Computer Technicians bottoms out near $21K and approaches $45K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $2K from bonuses and almost $5K from profit sharing. More than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and about one-half claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Computer Technicians. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$24,215 - $48,390
(Median)
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48K
MEDIAN: $34,589
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$9.25 - $19.89
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National Salary Data

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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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,215 - $48,390  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,075  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $4,966  
Commission
$450.00 - $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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$20,529 - $45,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 497
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.25 - $19.89  
   
Overtime
$14.05 - $29.62  
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$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,075  
   
Commission
$450.00 - $6,000  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $4,966  
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).
)
$20,529 - $45,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 927
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Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Computer Technicians, working in the bustling city of Austin has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Computer Technicians will also find cushy salaries in New York (+31 percent), Seattle (+27 percent), Philadelphia (+21 percent), and Atlanta (+18 percent). The lowest-paying market is Orlando, which sits 27 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. San Antonio and Charlotte are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 13 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Computer Technician Salaries

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 10%

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 5%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 5%

Network Support
up arrow 5%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 5%

Hardware Configuration
up arrow 2%

A+
up arrow 2%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

Software Installation & Upgrade
0%

National Average
$31,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 1%

Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

System Repair
up arrow 4%

Computer Service
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 265 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 37%