AU$20.84
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Computer Technician is $15.46 per hour.

AU$34,680 - AU$68,481
AU$35K
AU$44K
AU$68K
MEDIAN: AU$44,479
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50%
90%
AU$16.42 - AU$37.61
AU$16
AU$21
AU$38
MEDIAN: AU$20.84
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$69K
Salary AU$34,680 - AU$68,481
Bonus AU$1,977
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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AU$34,699 - AU$69,418
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 82
Hourly Data AU$0AU$37
Hourly Rate AU$16.42 - AU$37.61
Overtime AU$30.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$69K
Bonus AU$1,977
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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AU$34,699 - AU$69,418
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 105

Job Description for Computer Technician

A computer technician is a broad term for a career that includes many different jobs. Technicians start out with the same basic education, requiring a course to receive A+ Certification, and then branch off into specialized areas, such as repair technicians, who are trained in the basics of the structure of a computer. They inspect computers so that they can diagnose a problem and find a solution. Usually, computer techs will repair or replace a damaged part, or they will update or change software. They can work as independent technicians, as a part of a business, or, most commonly, in a store that offers computer repairs. Network technicians install and maintain computer networks for both hardware and software. They monitor networks, installing software patches and reallocating resources in order to meet the needs of the network. They must designate the best area to set up the network equipment, and are responsible for setting networks up, and repairing them if they break down. Help desk technicians are like repair technicians, who work in call centers or designated departments. They aren't responsible for any physical repairs, but they troubleshoot software and network problems to the the best of their ability.  Server computer technicians install and manage servers. They must determine how many servers will be necessary, what features they will include, and what the infrastructure will look like. They also repair server errors and maintain security. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)


Computer Technician Tasks

  • Reinstall operating systems in the case of hard disk failures.
  • Repair computer hardware, including desktops, laptops, and associated peripherals.

Computer Technician Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Computer Technician

Pay by Experience for a Computer Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Computer Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$41,000 based on 120 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computer Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$45,000 based on 70 salaries. An experienced Computer Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$53,000 based on 51 salaries. A Computer Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$53,000 based on 16 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

15%

11%

-2%

-4%

-4%

National Average: AU$44,180

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Computer Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Computer Technician?

Computer Technician in Melbourne:
"Headline."
Pros: Tech field involvement, keep up to date with latest tech.
Cons: Not much opportunity for growth, limited time to properly follow up and improve processing due to high volume of customer service with few staff.

Computer Technician in Lismore:
"Varied And Interesting."
Pros: You get a lot of variety, meet and help a lot of different people. The problems faced day to day are constantly evolving and there is some exposure to higher-level IT work. Work environment is pretty relaxed and conditions flexible.
Cons: The higher-level IT stuff is limited in quantity. Workload fluctuates quite a bit. There is no "up", as this is a small business. This is the reason it's so relaxed, but at the same time, once you're up to speed there is little opportunity to grow further.

Key Stats for Computer Technician

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Computer Technician Salaries

▲20%

▲20%

▲2%

National Average
AU$44,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Computer Technician Salaries


National Average
AU$44,000

System Repair
▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 93%