The average Entry-Level Computer Technician can expect to rake in roughly $14.58 per hour. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Computer Technicians bottoms out near $21K and approaches $48K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $4K from bonuses and almost $7K from profit sharing. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Entry-Level Computer Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly two in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and more than two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$24,384 - $51,371
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$24K
$36K
$51K
MEDIAN: $35,677
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$9.90 - $20.42
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,384 - $51,371  
   
Bonus
$198.66 - $4,404  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $7,096  
Commission
$6,000  
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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$21,314 - $48,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 371
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.90 - $20.42  
   
Overtime
$14.99 - $31.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$198.66 - $4,404  
   
Commission
$6,000  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $7,096  
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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$21,314 - $48,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 808
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Apple Computer, Inc offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $42K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,998

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

For Entry-Level Computer Technicians, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Computer Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Memphis (+12 percent), San Diego (+12 percent), Indianapolis (+12 percent), and Austin (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Cleveland, which sits 17 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Denver (6 percent less) and Miami (5 percent less).

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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National Average
$32,000

Information Technology (IT) Support
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Customer Service
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Network Support
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Computer Hardware Technician
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Systems Troubleshooting
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Hardware Configuration
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Microsoft Office
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Computer Service
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Software Installation & Upgrade
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Troubleshooting
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Windows Operating System General Use
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System Repair
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Software Knowledge
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 153 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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