Systems Technician (Computer) Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Systems Technicians earn an average of $42K per year. Total cash earnings of Systems Technicians range from $29K on the low end to $65K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $4K and $4K, respectively. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Systems Technicians. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,935 - $64,381
(Median)
$28K
$42K
$64K
MEDIAN: $41,963
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$13.44 - $29.65
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$13
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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. Systems Technicians most often move into positions as Systems Administrators or Network System Administrators; those groups report median salaries that are $13K higher and $9K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Systems Technician (Computer)


Systems Technicians report using a deep pool of 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 pay less than market rate include Microsoft Active Directory, HTML, and Computer Hardware Technician. Those familiar with Microsoft Office also tend to 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $45K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $38K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Systems Technicians make a median salary of $52K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $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
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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
up arrow 5%

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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