Systems Technician (Computer) Salary

A sizeable majority of Systems Technicians in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $19.98 per hour. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level and geography. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Systems Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,684 - $60,342
$30K
$42K
$60K
MEDIAN: $41,720
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$12.75 - $27.26
$13
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$27
MEDIAN: $19.98
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,684 - $60,342  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,241  
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
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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$29,142 - $62,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 102
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.75 - $27.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$20.57 - $41.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,241  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
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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$29,142 - $62,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 121

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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.

Common Career Paths for Systems Technician (Computer)


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As Systems Technicians transition into upper-level roles such as Senior Network Engineer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Senior Network Engineers earn $90K on average per year. Systems Administrators or Network System Administrators are common next-step roles for Systems Technicians moving up in their careers; annual pay for Systems Administrators is $13K higher on average, and it's $9K higher for Network System Administrators.

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Popular Skills for Systems Technician (Computer)


Systems Technicians report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Help Desk / Desktop Support can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. UNIX and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 9 percent and 22 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Linux, HTML, and Microsoft Access. Those educated in Microsoft Office tend to be well versed in Network Management / Administration and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking.

Pay by Experience Level for Systems Technician (Computer)

Pay by Experience for a Systems Technician (Computer) has a positive trend. An entry-level Systems Technician (Computer) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 137 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Systems Technician (Computer) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 78 salaries. An experienced Systems Technician (Computer) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 42 salaries. A Systems Technician (Computer) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 11 salaries.

Systems Technician (Computer) Reviews

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.
Cons:

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Key Stats for Systems Technician (Computer)

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Systems Technician (Computer) Salaries

▲25%

Late-Career
▲22%

▲9%

National Average
$43,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Systems Technician (Computer) Salaries

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
▲22%


UNIX
▲9%







Microsoft Office
▼0%

National Average
$43,000

Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼4%

Systems Troubleshooting
▼4%

Microsoft Access
▼6%

HTML
▼8%

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 16%