Entry-Level Computer Technician Salary

Average Entry-Level Computer Technicians make around $14.13 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $2K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Computer Technicians can bottom out near $21K or peak near $46K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Although over a third lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and slightly less than half get dental coverage, too. The majority of Entry-Level Computer Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$24,299 - $49,026
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$49K
MEDIAN: $34,956
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$9.55 - $20.01
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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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
$24,299 - $49,026  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,074  
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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$20,814 - $45,850  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 560
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.55 - $20.01  
   
Overtime
$14.41 - $30.13  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,074  
   
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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$20,814 - $45,850  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,060
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Computer Technician


Staples, Inc. seems to offer the smallest paychecks with a median salary of only $20K. The pay range is quite narrow, too; compensation generally sits between $16K and $29K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Computer Technicians, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 28 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Computer Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Austin (+27 percent), Atlanta (+20 percent), Philadelphia (+18 percent), and Indianapolis (+15 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Entry-Level Computer Technicians in Orlando earning a whopping 25 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include San Antonio (11 percent lower) and Charlotte (6 percent lower).

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
up arrow 7%

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 5%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

Network Support
up arrow 4%

Hardware Configuration
up arrow 1%

A+
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Troubleshooting
0%

Customer Service
0%

Software Installation & Upgrade
0%

National Average
$31,000

Microsoft Office
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Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 2%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 2%

System Repair
up arrow 3%

Computer Service
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 281 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 37%
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