Systems Technician (Computer) Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Systems Technicians earn an average of $41K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $4K and $3K, respectively — total cash payment to Systems Technicians can bottom out near $29K or peak near $64K depending on individual performance. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Most Systems Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$27,063 - $63,937
(Median)
$27K
$41K
$64K
MEDIAN: $41,498
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$13.33 - $29.32
(Median)
$13
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$27,063 - $63,937  
   
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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$29,008 - $64,242  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 191
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.33 - $29.32  
   
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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$29,008 - $64,242  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 164
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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. Systems Administrators or Network System Administrators are common next-step roles for Systems Technicians moving up in their careers; annual pay for Systems Administrators is $13K higher on average, and it's $10K higher for Network System Administrators.

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Popular Skills for Systems Technician (Computer)


Systems Technicians seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. 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 30 percent, 11 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Active Directory, Computer Hardware Technician, and HTML. Most people experienced in 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.


For Systems Technicians, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $38K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $43K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Systems Technicians make a median 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.

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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 30%

UNIX
up arrow 11%


Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Network Management / Administration
0%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
0%

National Average
$42,000

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 4%

Linux
up arrow 4%


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 66 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
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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