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Entry-Level Computer Technician Salary (United States)

Entry-Level Computer Technicians can typically expect wages of $13.84 per hour. In the world of Entry-Level Computer Technicians, overall income ranges from $20K near the bottom to $45K at the top; this can include more than $2K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Although more than a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and approximately half get dental coverage, too. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Computer Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Entry-Level Computer Technician Salary (?
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$24,048 - $48,341
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $34,489
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Entry-Level Computer Technician Salary (?
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$9.19 - $19.83
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,048 - $48,341  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,053  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $4,966  
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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$20,381 - $45,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 459
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.19 - $19.83  
   
Overtime
$13.81 - $29.36  
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 - $2,053  
   
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $4,966  
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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$20,381 - $45,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 856
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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Cincinnati
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San Diego
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Houston
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Dallas
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Charlotte
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National Average
$31,000
Chicago
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San Antonio
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New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Computer Technicians, 29 percent higher than the national average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Cincinnati, Atlanta, San Diego, and Houston, top-paying markets where Entry-Level Computer Technicians rake in more than the national norm (+17 percent, +15 percent, +13 percent, and +9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Antonio, 13 percent below the national average.
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Computer Technician Salaries

Information Technology (IT) Support
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Systems Troubleshooting
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Network Support
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Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
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Hardware Configuration
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A+
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Troubleshooting
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Software Installation & Upgrade
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Software Knowledge
0%
National Average
$31,000
Microsoft Office
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Computer Hardware Technician
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Customer Service
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System Repair
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Computer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 256 votes.

Gender

Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 36%