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Systems Technician (Computer) Salary

Systems Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $42K per year. Overall cash earnings for Systems Technicians stretch from $29K on the lower end to $64K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $4K from bonuses and $3K from profit sharing. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Systems Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,641 - $64,128
(Median)
$28K
$42K
$64K
MEDIAN: $41,660
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$13.26 - $29.73
(Median)
$13
$19
$30
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
$27,641 - $64,128  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,281  
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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$28,798 - $64,442  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 198
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.26 - $29.73  
   
Overtime
$19.43 - $43.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,281  
   
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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$28,798 - $64,442  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 160

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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. Systems Technicians moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Systems Administrators or Network System Administrators. The median paychecks in those roles are $13K higher and $10K higher, 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, UNIX, and Cisco Networking are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent, 11 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like HTML, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Access. People who know Windows Operating System General Use usually also know Network Management / Administration. Those familiar with Microsoft Office also tend to know 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Systems Technicians — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $44K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $38K. Systems Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $56K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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 Exchange
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Network Management / Administration
0%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
0%

National Average
$42,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Linux
up arrow 1%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 4%


HTML
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 7%
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