Systems Technician (Computer) Salary

Men make up the majority of Systems Technicians in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $42K per year. Cash earnings for Systems Technicians — which occasionally include more than $4K from bonuses and more than $3K from profit sharing — stretch from around $29K to approximately $64K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Most Systems Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$27,651 - $63,999

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$13.31 - $29.35

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$27,651 - $63,999  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,309  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $3,117  
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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$29,347 - $64,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 190
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.31 - $29.35  
   
Overtime
$19.59 - $43.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,309  
   
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $3,117  
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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$29,347 - $64,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163
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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 who go on to become Information Technology Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Information Technology Managers is $76K annually. A common career progression for a Systems Technician is to become a Systems Administrator or a Network System Administrator. Compared to Systems Technicians, the first group earns $13K more on average, and the second group earns $10K more.

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Popular Skills for Systems Technician (Computer)


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Help Desk / Desktop Support, UNIX, and Cisco Networking are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent, 11 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Active Directory, Computer Hardware Technician, and HTML. 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $38K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $43K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Systems Technicians make a median salary of $50K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $56K.

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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
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Microsoft Word
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Network Management / Administration
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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National Average
$42,000

Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Exchange
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Access
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Linux
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HTML
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Computer Hardware Technician
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 9%
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