Entry-Level Support Technician, Information Technology (IT) Salary

Entry-Level Information Technology Support Technicians can expect wages of $15.22 per hour on average. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Information Technology Support Technicians — which occasionally include more than $3K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing — stretch from around $25K to approximately $50K. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 88 percent of Entry-Level Information Technology Support Technicians are male. Although close to one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,959 - $51,934
(Median)
$28K
$38K
$52K
MEDIAN: $38,488
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$10.65 - $21.21
(Median)
$11
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$27,959 - $51,934  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,925  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $5,872  
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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$24,579 - $49,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,848
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.65 - $21.21  
   
Overtime
$16.16 - $33.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,925  
   
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $5,872  
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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$24,579 - $49,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,268
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Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Information Technology Support Technicians, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 32 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Information Technology Support Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+31 percent), Minneapolis (+27 percent), Washington (+25 percent), and New York (+21 percent). In Miami, salaries are 16 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

Support Technician, Information Technology (IT) Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Support Technician, Information Technology (IT) in Saratoga Springs:
"Think Growth."
This job can be very limiting, always pursue opportunities that allow growth opportunity. Can the job develop into a teaching opportunity, can the job develop into a design opportunity, can you use other areas of expertise to broaden the scope of this job, and will your employer change your title as the job grows.

Support Technician, Information Technology (IT) in Knoxville:
"Pick a subject matter and become an expert."
Pick a subject matter and become an expert. Find an area of your business that is important or for which there are few subject matter experts and dive in. Become the subject matter expert for that specific area. Then do it again.

Support Technician, Information Technology (IT) in Albuquerque:
"Easy Could Be Bad Option."
Don't ever take the easy way, it could be relaxed but you can't be successful: "Ad Astra per aspera", no other way.

Support Technician, Information Technology (IT) in Providence:
"Certifications."
Make sure that you attain all certifications that you can before you start your position.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Support Technician, Information Technology (IT) Salaries



Windows Support
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Systems Troubleshooting
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Microsoft Office
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Customer Service
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Information Technology (IT) Support
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Troubleshooting
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Software Installation & Upgrade
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Network Support
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Software Knowledge
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National Average
$35,000

Computer Hardware Technician
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Hardware Configuration
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Help Desk / Desktop Support
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PC Support
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 776 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 24%
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