$39,719
Avg. Salary
$15.52
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,204

Bonus

$2,394

Profit Sharing

$2,948

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Computer Technician is $15.52 per hour.

The average pay for a Computer Technician is $39,719 per year.

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$10.37
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$27k
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$61k
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MEDIAN $39,719
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$0$60K
Salary $26,983 - $60,693
Bonus $205 - $4,939
Profit Sharing $253 - $5,918
Commission $296 - $10,304
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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$23,656 - $55,085
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,029
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $10.37 - $24.01
Hourly Tips $1.16
Overtime $15.61 - $37.17
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $205 - $4,939
Commission $296 - $10,304
Profit Sharing $253 - $5,918
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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$23,656 - $55,085
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,805

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 2019 PayScale.com)

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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 $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: $35,689

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Computer Technician Reviews

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

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

Computer Technician in Bellevue:
"Just Another Retail Job."
Pros: Relaxed environment. Manageable workload for the pay.
Cons: With Obamacare being in effect, it's next to impossible to gain full-time status. All part-timers are capped at 25 hours per week.

Computer Technician in Salisbury:
"Certifications."
Certifications drive the opportunities in this field.

Computer Technician in Jacksonville:
"Flexible."
Pros: I enjoy supporting the USMC. Being able to support the war fight with issues regarding software or hardware doesn't seem like work to me because they are such nice people.
Cons: The politics can be cumbersome sometimes.

Computer Technician in Boca Raton:
"Great People."
Pros: You will work with some of the greatest people you'll ever meet at Apple.
Cons: It is very political in the retail stores as far as promotions our concerned.

Computer Technician in Antioch:
"In My Field, Just Not What I Want."
Pros: Great entry level.
Cons: The people. I feel underpaid and under appreciated. Doing stuff I was not hired for such as data entry and equipment babysitting.

Computer Technician in Mechanicsburg:
Pros: Good people and a great learning experience.
Cons: Don't see any room for advancement.

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

Experience Affects Computer Technician Salaries

▲36%

▲16%

▲2%

National Average
$36,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Computer Technician Salaries


A+
▼0%


National Average
$36,000

Hardware Configuration
▼1%

Systems Troubleshooting
▼1%

Network Support
▼1%










Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 478 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
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

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