A Computer Technician earns an average wage of AU$20.30 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

AU$35,014 - AU$66,950
AU$35K
AU$44K
AU$67K
MEDIAN: AU$44,371
10%
50%
90%
AU$16.18 - AU$31.17
AU$16
AU$20
AU$31
MEDIAN: AU$20.35
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$66K
Salary AU$35,014 - AU$66,950
Bonus AU$2,000
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$34,450 - AU$66,684
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 87
Hourly Data AU$0AU$44
Hourly Rate AU$16.18 - AU$31.17
Overtime AU$19.87 - AU$44.04
Annual Data AU$0AU$66K
Bonus AU$2,000
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$34,450 - AU$66,684
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 116

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 Pay By Employer

$0$51K

Best Buy
15 profiles
$26,566

Staples, Inc.
13 profiles
$20,040

$36,400

Microcenter
4 profiles
$30,209

Dell, Inc.
3 profiles
$50,000

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

National Average: AU$43,477

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
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Computer Technician Salaries

▲22%

▲22%

▲4%

National Average
AU$43,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Computer Technician Salaries


System Repair
▼0%

National Average
AU$43,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

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