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Entry-Level Computer Technician Salary

An average Entry-Level Computer Technician can expect to take home roughly $13.99 per hour. Final cash compensation to Entry-Level Computer Technicians varies from around $21K to approximately $46K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $2K and $5K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. For the most part, Entry-Level Computer Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Over a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and a little less than half claim dental coverage as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$24,287 - $48,492
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$48K
MEDIAN: $35,025
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$9.35 - $19.94
(Median)
$9
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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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
$24,287 - $48,492  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,056  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $4,894  
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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$20,623 - $45,657  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 537
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.35 - $19.94  
   
Overtime
$14.24 - $29.79  
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 - $2,056  
   
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $4,894  
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).
)
$20,623 - $45,657  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,006

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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Computer Technician


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 $29K.

Pay Difference by Location


Entry-Level Computer Technicians will find that Austin offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 34 percent. Entry-Level Computer Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+29 percent), Seattle (+29 percent), Atlanta (+18 percent), and Philadelphia (+18 percent). Entry-Level Computer Technicians in Orlando report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 27 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Workers in San Antonio and Charlotte earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (11 percent less and 6 percent less, 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
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Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
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Systems Troubleshooting
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Network Support
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Windows Operating System General Use
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A+
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Software Installation & Upgrade
up arrow 1%

Hardware Configuration
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Troubleshooting
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

Software Knowledge
0%

National Average
$31,000

Customer Service
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Computer Hardware Technician
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System Repair
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Computer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 283 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 37%