Computer Technician Salary

A Computer Technician earns an average wage of $15.43 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$26,928 - $62,533
$27K
$40K
$63K
MEDIAN: $39,970
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90%

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$10.33 - $24.26
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$16
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MEDIAN: $15.54
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$0$62K
Salary $26,928 - $62,533
Bonus $289.06 - $5,098
Profit Sharing $986 - $7,023
Commission $304.10 - $10,101
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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$23,474 - $56,188
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 4 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 590
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $10.33 - $24.26
Hourly Tips $0.02
Overtime $17.07 - $38.24
Annual Data $0$56K
Bonus $289.06 - $5,098
Commission $304.10 - $10,101
Profit Sharing $986 - $7,023
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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$23,474 - $56,188
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 4 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,010

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 2017 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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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 $32,000 based on 1,110 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 $36,000 based on 546 salaries. An experienced Computer Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 425 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 $49,000 based on 142 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,918

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Computer Technician Reviews

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

Computer Technician in Denver:
"Mixed Bag."
Pros: Work from home. OK pay. Experience for the future. Metrics controlled can turn you into a robot.
Cons: Dedicated home office. No raises or promotions. The service metrics are a huge burden.

Computer Technician in Perris:
"Busy but satisfying."
Pros: The development of new technologies in a school setting.
Cons: The time constraints as well as stress.

Computer Technician in Ames:
"Sitting At A Desk."
Pros: I love the atmosphere, the people, and the hours.
Cons: It can be boring, not enough work at times, and I don't feel like I'm growing my skill set.

Computer Technician in Burlington:
"Semi-Fullfilling."
Pros: I like when I am learning about new pieces of technology, applying them to projects we work on, and then showing clients how to use them. Team is very friendly, helpful and reliable.
Cons: Unfortunately, management is not very concise with its employees. Many things are self taught when they shouldn't be, especially with intricate topics that need to be dealt with a specific way, like when using active directory or how a printers are managed throughout the district. Yes, people individually have special skills that help play a specific role with the team, but that doesn't mean only they should know networking and force others to rely on them only.

Computer Technician in Memphis:
Pros: I love interacting people and also teaching them different things about their computer.
Cons: I love my job very much.

Computer Technician in Srilanka:
"Computer technicion."
Pros: I love computer tech job.
Cons:

Computer Technician in Grapevine:
"Awsome."
Pros: Fixing computer in a timely manner.
Cons:

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Key Stats for Computer Technician

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 296 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Computer Technician Salaries

▲35%

▲15%

▲1%

National Average
$36,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Computer Technician Salaries


National Average
$36,000

A+
▼1%


Network Support
▼1%

Hardware Configuration
▼2%

Systems Troubleshooting
▼2%










Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 296 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 34%