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Systems Technician (Computer) Salary

Men make up the majority of Systems Technicians in the United States, bringing in about $42K per year. Overall cash earnings for Systems Technicians stretch from $27K on the lower end to $64K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $3K from bonuses and $4K from profit sharing. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$28,486 - $63,742
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MEDIAN: $41,940
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$11.85 - $28.78
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$28,486 - $63,742  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,200  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $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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$26,941 - $63,534  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 193
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.85 - $28.78  
   
Overtime
$17.54 - $43.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,200  
   
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $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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$26,941 - $63,534  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 170
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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 transition into an upper level Information Technology Manager role may receive a large increase in pay as the position pays an average $76K per year. A common career progression for a Systems Technician is to become a Systems Administrator or a Network System Administrator. Compared to Systems Technicians, the first group earns $13K more on average, and the second group earns $10K more.

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Popular Skills for Systems Technician (Computer)


Systems Technicians report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in UNIX, Cisco Networking, Microsoft Word, and Network Management / Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include HTML and Microsoft Office. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Office are also skilled in Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking and Network Management / Administration.

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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $36K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $43K. Systems Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $50K. Systems Technicians who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $54K.

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 31%



National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Systems Technician (Computer) Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 12%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 6%

Network Management / Administration
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$41,000

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 1%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 1%

Linux
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 3%

HTML
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 11%