Entry-Level Computer Technician Salary

Entry-Level Computer Technicians pull down an average of $14.19 per hour. Total incomes of Entry-Level Computer Technicians incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $2K from bonuses and close to $6K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $21K and $47K. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by more than two-fifths. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$24,535 - $49,710
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $35,276
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$9.63 - $20.13
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,535 - $49,710  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,044  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $5,500  
Commission
$1,500  
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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$20,969 - $46,689  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 598
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.63 - $20.13  
   
Overtime
$14.49 - $30.55  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,044  
   
Commission
$1,500  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $5,500  
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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$20,969 - $46,689  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,180
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Apple Computer, Inc offers the largest salaries in town — $42K on average.

The lowest salaries can be found at Staples, Inc. — median pay is $20K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $17K and only reaching $27K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,494

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

With a pay rate for Entry-Level Computer Technicians that is 27 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Computer Technicians will also find cushy salaries in New York (+24 percent), Philadelphia (+20 percent), Atlanta (+16 percent), and San Diego (+13 percent). Entry-Level Computer Technicians in Orlando take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 21 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in San Antonio (10 percent lower) and Chicago (5 percent lower).

Computer Technician Advice

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

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 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.

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Skills That Affect Computer Technician Salaries

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 6%

Information Technology (IT) Support
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A+
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Network Support
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Systems Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting
0%

Hardware Configuration
0%

National Average
$31,000

Customer Service
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Computer Hardware Technician
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Software Installation & Upgrade
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Microsoft Office
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System Repair
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Software Knowledge
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Computer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 292 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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