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Entry-Level Computer Technician Salary

Entry-Level Computer Technicians can expect wages of $14.03 per hour on average. Total cash compensation for Entry-Level Computer Technicians runs from $21K to $46K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $2K and profit sharing that can reach almost $5K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. 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 a little less than one-half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,262 - $48,715
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$49K
MEDIAN: $35,049
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$9.36 - $19.98
(Median)
$9
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary 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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,262 - $48,715  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,083  
Profit Sharing
$197.97 - $4,932  
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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$20,692 - $45,769  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 544
National Hourly Rate 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$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.36 - $19.98  
   
Overtime
$14.24 - $30.20  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,083  
   
Profit Sharing
$197.97 - $4,932  
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).
)
$20,692 - $45,769  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,024

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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Computer Technician


Staples, Inc. doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $20K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $29K and scope of pay is rather limited.

Pay Difference by Location


New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Computer Technicians, 29 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Computer Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+29 percent), Austin (+28 percent), Atlanta (+20 percent), and Philadelphia (+18 percent). Entry-Level Computer Technicians' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Entry-Level Computer Technicians in Orlando bring in salaries that are 24 percent lower than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in San Antonio and Miami (12 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Computer Technician Advice

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

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 Entry-Level Computer Technician Salaries

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 9%

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

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 5%

Network Support
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

A+
up arrow 2%

Hardware Configuration
up arrow 1%

Troubleshooting
0%

Software Installation & Upgrade
0%

National Average
$31,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 2%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 2%

System Repair
up arrow 4%

Computer Service
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 279 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 38%
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