Systems Technician (Computer) Salary

Men make up the majority of Systems Technicians in the United States, bringing in about $41K annually. In the world of Systems Technicians, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $4K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $3K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $29K and $64K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The majority of Systems Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,464 - $63,809
(Median)
$27K
$41K
$64K
MEDIAN: $41,498
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$13.37 - $29.26
(Median)
$13
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$27,464 - $63,809  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,300  
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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$29,230 - $64,142  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 193
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.37 - $29.26  
   
Overtime
$19.65 - $43.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,300  
   
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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$29,230 - $64,142  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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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 experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Information Technology Manager. The latter position pays an average of $76K annually. When Systems Technicians are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Systems Administrators or Network System Administrators. Those roles pay an additional $13K and $10K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Systems Technician (Computer)


Survey takers working as Systems Technicians report using a large range of professional skills. 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 31 percent, 11 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Active Directory, Computer Hardware Technician, and HTML. Most people who know Microsoft Office also know 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. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $38K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $43K on average. Systems Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median 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)
up arrow 31%

UNIX
up arrow 11%


Network Management / Administration
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
0%

Microsoft Exchange
0%

National Average
$42,000

Windows Operating System General Use
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Linux
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Microsoft Access
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HTML
up arrow 6%

Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Active Directory
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 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: 8%
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