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Systems Technician (Computer) Salary

Men account for the majority of Systems Technicians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $41K per year. Total cash compensation to Systems Technicians bottoms out near $29K and approaches $64K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $4K from bonuses and almost $3K from profit sharing. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,533 - $64,311
(Median)
$28K
$41K
$64K
MEDIAN: $41,432
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90%

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$13.19 - $29.29
(Median)
$13
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$27,533 - $64,311  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,291  
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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$28,835 - $64,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 195
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.19 - $29.29  
   
Overtime
$19.49 - $43.55  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,291  
   
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).
)
$28,835 - $64,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 165
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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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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. Typical career progression for a Systems Technician involves becoming a Systems Administrator or a Network System Administrator, roles that pay $13K more and $10K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Systems Technician (Computer)


Systems Technicians seem to require a rather large skill set. 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 8 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Hardware Technician, HTML, and Microsoft Office. Those proficient in Microsoft Office are, more often than not, also skilled in Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking and Network Management / Administration. People who know Windows Operating System General Use usually 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. 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. For Systems Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $51K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $56K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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
up arrow 33%



National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Systems Technician (Computer) Salaries

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 31%

UNIX
up arrow 11%


Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 1%

Network Management / Administration
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$42,000

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 1%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Linux
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 3%


HTML
up arrow 6%

Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 8%
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