Entry-Level Computer Technician Salary

Entry-Level Computer Technicians pull down an average of $14.74 per hour. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although over a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and just over two-fifths get dental coverage, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,323 - $51,834
$24K
$35K
$52K
MEDIAN: $35,043
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$9.94 - $20.52
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MEDIAN: $14.74
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,323 - $51,834  
   
Bonus
$195.74 - $4,085  
Profit Sharing
$3,750  
Commission
$9,826  
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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$21,377 - $48,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 347
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.94 - $20.52  
   
Overtime
$15.03 - $31.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$195.74 - $4,085  
   
Commission
$9,826  
Profit Sharing
$3,750  
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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$21,377 - $48,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 763

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Apple Computer, Inc leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $38K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,061

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

Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Computer Technicians, 16 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Computer Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+16 percent), Cincinnati (+14 percent), San Diego (+14 percent), and Memphis (+12 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Entry-Level Computer Technicians is geography, with workers in Orlando earning a whopping 24 percent below the national average. Workers in Cleveland and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (17 percent less and 9 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 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.

Key Stats for Computer Technician

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 152 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
17%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Computer Technician Salaries

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
▲11%

A+
▼0%

Network Support
▼0%

National Average
$32,000





Systems Troubleshooting
▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼2%


Troubleshooting
▼3%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼4%

Software Knowledge
▼4%


System Repair
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 152 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 38%