Male Systems Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $20.06 per hour in the United States. While tenure and geography impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$27,179 - $59,291
$27K
$41K
$59K
MEDIAN: $40,970
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$12.74 - $27.73
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MEDIAN: $20.06
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,179 - $59,291  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,830  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$28,217 - $62,695  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 111
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.74 - $27.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$20.97 - $42.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,830  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$28,217 - $62,695  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 130

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Job Description for Systems Technician (Computer)

Systems technicians (computer) work for various organizations. They provide technical assistance and support to system users. Their job is to maintain and repair their employer’s computer system. They install various software. They work with system engineers, software engineers, programmers, users, and other staff within their company.

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Systems Technician (Computer) Tasks

  • Install, configure, and maintain routine and customized hardware and software.
  • Provide technical expertise to end users, and troubleshooting network, hardware, and software problems.
  • Research user needs to make recommendations for acquisitions and maintenance.
  • Assess user needs and conduct online or in person training.

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Systems Technicians' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Senior Network Engineer. The average Senior Network Engineer brings home $90K per year. Systems Technicians most often move into positions as Systems Administrators or Network System Administrators; those groups report median salaries that are $14K higher and $10K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Systems Technician (Computer)


Systems Technicians report using a large range of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Help Desk / Desktop Support can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 23 percent above average. Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking and UNIX are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 10 percent and 23 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Hardware Technician, HTML, and Microsoft Access. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Office are also skilled in Network Management / Administration and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking.

Pay by Experience Level for Systems Technician (Computer)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $39K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $46K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $52K. Systems Technicians who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $56K.

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Q: What is it like working as a Systems Technician (Computer)?

Systems Technician (Computer) in Rockville:
"Office Conditions, The Management, Flexibility."
Pros: Working with people in my team, enjoy troubleshooting, setting up, learning as I work.
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Key Stats for Systems Technician (Computer)

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
048
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Systems Technician (Computer) Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Systems Technician (Computer) Salaries

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 23%


UNIX
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Active Directory
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Windows Operating System General Use
0%

National Average
$42,000


Internet Information Server (IIS)
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up arrow 3%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 5%

HTML
up arrow 8%

Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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