The average pay for an Entry-Level Computer Technician is C$14.91 per hour. A skill in Network Support is associated with high pay for this job.

C$25,497 - C$53,361
C$25K
C$40K
C$53K
MEDIAN: C$39,527
10%
50%
90%
C$11.34 - C$21.11
C$11
C$15
C$21
MEDIAN: C$14.76
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$53K
Salary C$25,497 - C$53,361
Bonus C$144 - C$2,451
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$24,286 - C$50,004
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 95
Hourly Data C$0C$31
Hourly Rate C$11.34 - C$21.11
Overtime C$9.86 - C$31.35
Annual Data C$0C$50K
Bonus C$144 - C$2,451
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$24,286 - C$50,004
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 218

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 Difference by Location

National Average: C$32,845

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

Computer Technician Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Computer Technician in Halifax:
"Money isn't great."
It's hard to get something meaningful with a good salary unless you are lucky or have something lined up in advance. Most places the pay decently want some type of experience.

Key Stats for Computer Technician

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
15%

Skills That Affect Computer Technician Salaries




National Average
C$33,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 34%