Entry-Level Computer Technicians take home an average $14.70 per hour. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Computer Technicians bottoms out near $21K and approaches $49K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $4K from bonuses and almost $7K from profit sharing. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Entry-Level Computer Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. While more than a third report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and more than two-fifths have dental, as well. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$24,320 - $51,353
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MEDIAN: $35,229
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$9.92 - $20.53
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,320 - $51,353  
   
Bonus
$171.14 - $3,973  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $7,096  
Commission
$9,826  
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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$21,302 - $48,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 361
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $20.53  
   
Overtime
$14.97 - $31.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$171.14 - $3,973  
   
Commission
$9,826  
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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$21,302 - $48,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 813

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For Entry-Level Computer Technicians, comfortable salaries can be found at Apple Computer, Inc; in fact, median earnings sit around $40K, the highest in the area.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,063

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 Los Angeles (+16 percent), San Diego (+14 percent), Houston (+14 percent), and New York (+13 percent). Falling short of the national average by 17 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Cleveland. Employers in Dallas and Denver also lean toward paying below-median salaries (6 percent less).

Computer Technician Advice

Q: 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.

Key Stats for Computer Technician

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 153 votes.
075
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
17%
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Skills That Affect Computer Technician Salaries

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
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National Average
$32,000

Customer Service
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Network Support
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Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 2%

Hardware Configuration
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Systems Troubleshooting
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

Computer Service
up arrow 4%

Software Installation & Upgrade
up arrow 4%

System Repair
up arrow 5%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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