Systems Technician (Computer) Salary

Men make up the majority of Systems Technicians in the United States, bringing in about $42K annually. In the world of Systems Technicians, total cash compensation can vary between $29K and $65K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $4K and $4K, respectively. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$27,935 - $64,381
(Median)
$28K
$42K
$64K
MEDIAN: $41,963
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$13.44 - $29.65
(Median)
$13
$20
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$27,935 - $64,381  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,379  
Profit Sharing
$169.68 - $4,122  
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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$29,401 - $65,225  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 193
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.44 - $29.65  
   
Overtime
$20.00 - $43.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,379  
   
Profit Sharing
$169.68 - $4,122  
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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$29,401 - $65,225  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 180
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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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As Systems Technicians transition into upper-level roles such as Information Technology Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Information Technology Managers earn $77K on average per year. 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 $9K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Systems Technician (Computer)


Systems Technicians seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Help Desk / Desktop Support, Cisco Networking, and UNIX are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 11 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Active Directory, HTML, and Computer Hardware Technician. Those proficient in Microsoft Office are, more often than not, also skilled 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.


For many Systems Technicians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $38K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $45K on average. Systems Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $52K. 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 23%


UNIX
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Exchange
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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National Average
$42,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Network Management / Administration
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Linux
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Access
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Computer Hardware Technician
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HTML
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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