A Computer Technician earns an average wage of C$15.39 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

C$29,001 - C$58,954
C$29K
C$42K
C$59K
MEDIAN: C$41,828
10%
50%
90%
C$11.77 - C$24.68
C$12
C$16
C$25
MEDIAN: C$15.68
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50%
90%
C$0C$58K
Salary C$29,001 - C$58,954
Bonus C$148 - C$3,030
Profit Sharing C$700
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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C$25,241 - C$55,719
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 203
Hourly Data C$0C$37
Hourly Rate C$11.77 - C$24.68
Overtime C$12.82 - C$37.58
Annual Data C$0C$55K
Bonus C$148 - C$3,030
Profit Sharing C$700
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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C$25,241 - C$55,719
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 325

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.

Common Career Paths for Computer Technician


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Popular Skills for Computer Technician

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 C$33,000 based on 149 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 C$40,000 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Computer Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$43,000 based on 47 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 C$43,000 based on 11 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: C$37,964

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 Toronto:
"Fun job for all who want to know everything about hardware."
Pros: Flexible work schedules. Fun job. There's always something new to learn everyday. You know more and more everyday about computers and new technology.
Cons: Travelling time and salary compensation is the only bad thing about current job.

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Key Stats for Computer Technician

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Computer Technician Salaries

▲14%

▲13%

▲6%

National Average
C$38,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Computer Technician Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 32%