Systems Technician (Computer) Salary

Systems Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $41K per year. Overall cash earnings of Systems Technicians stretch from $28K near the bottom to $64K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $3K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Systems Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,422 - $64,128
(Median)
$27K
$41K
$64K
MEDIAN: $41,046
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$13.13 - $29.67
(Median)
$13
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$27,422 - $64,128  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,100  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $3,103  
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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$28,074 - $64,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 198
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.13 - $29.67  
   
Overtime
$19.46 - $43.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,100  
   
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $3,103  
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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$28,074 - $64,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 162

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Job Description for Systems Technician (Computer)

Computer systems technicians keep a wide range of computer and technology assets running smoothly and they evaluate potential technology problems as they arise to minimize interruptions to the business. When technology problems come up, computer systems technicians work swiftly to repair the problems and restore technology to full function as quickly as possible. Systems technicians also evaluate the needs of users to ensure they are met, and they perform training tasks as needed. By monitoring servers and computers, network infrastructure and software deployments, systems technicians can monitor all aspects of the technology deployment to better handle faults.

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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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At the upper end, Systems Technicians who move into an Information Technology Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Information Technology Managers is a much higher $76K per year. Systems Technicians most often move into positions as Systems Administrators or Network System Administrators; those groups report median salaries that are $13K higher and $10K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Systems Technician (Computer)


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Help Desk / Desktop Support, UNIX, Cisco Networking, and Microsoft Exchange are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 14 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include HTML, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Access. Most people experienced in Microsoft Office also know Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking and Network Management / Administration. The majority of those who know Windows Operating System General Use also know Network Management / Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Systems Technician (Computer)

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $37K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $43K on average. Systems Technicians see a median salary of $51K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Systems Technicians who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $56K on average.

Systems Technician (Computer) Reviews

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
$41,000


Skills That Affect Systems Technician (Computer) Salaries

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 14%

UNIX
up arrow 12%


Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 2%

Network Management / Administration
0%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

Linux
0%

National Average
$41,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

HTML
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 7%