Entry-Level Computer Technician Salary

The average Entry-Level Computer Technician can expect to rake in roughly $14.19 per hour. Total cash earnings of Entry-Level Computer Technicians range from $21K on the low end to $47K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $2K and $6K, respectively. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Entry-Level Computer Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and more than two-fifths receive dental plans. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$24,535 - $49,710
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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 (?
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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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For Entry-Level Computer Technicians, comfortable salaries can be found at Apple Computer, Inc; in fact, median earnings sit around $42K, the highest in the area.

Staples, Inc. employees cannot expect much in terms of compensation — the median salary amounts to only $20K, less than half of the top paying employer's rate.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,494

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

Seattle offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Computer Technicians, 27 percent above the national average. 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 pay around 10 percent less in San Antonio and 5 percent less in Chicago, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Computer Technician Advice

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.

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Skills That Affect Computer Technician Salaries

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
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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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