Systems Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $20.07 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Systems Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$28,390 - $60,346
(Median)
$28K
$41K
$60K
MEDIAN: $41,253
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50%
90%

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$13.66 - $28.91
(Median)
$14
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$28,390 - $60,346  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,457  
Profit Sharing
$1,526  
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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$29,724 - $63,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 109
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.66 - $28.91  
   
Overtime
$20.65 - $43.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,457  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,526  
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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$29,724 - $63,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 124
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Systems Technician (Computer)


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Systems Technicians may progress into high-paying roles like Senior Network Engineer, where median compensation is $90K annually. 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. Most notably, facility with Help Desk / Desktop Support, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and UNIX are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 13 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Hardware Technician, HTML, and Microsoft Access. Most people skilled in Microsoft Office are similarly competent 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.


Systems Technicians with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. During the first five years of their careers, Systems Technicians see a median income of $40K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $45K. Systems Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $52K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $59K.

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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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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)
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UNIX
up arrow 10%


Microsoft Exchange
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Microsoft Word
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Network Management / Administration
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$42,000

Linux
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Microsoft Access
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HTML
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Computer Hardware Technician
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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