Entry-Level Computer Technician Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Computer Technicians come in at around $14.83 per hour on average. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Computer Technicians is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — over a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and just over two-fifths have dental, too. The vast majority (89 percent) of Entry-Level Computer Technicians who answered the questionnaire are male. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,033 - $53,687
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$36K
$54K
MEDIAN: $35,529
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$10.06 - $20.79
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$0$53K
Salary $24,033 - $53,687
Bonus $200.00 - $4,913
Profit Sharing $2,543
Commission $4,250
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$21,526 - $49,228
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 305
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $10.06 - $20.79
Overtime $15.24 - $31.87
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $200.00 - $4,913
Commission $4,250
Profit Sharing $2,543
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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$21,526 - $49,228
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 657

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Computer Technician Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Computer Technician


Apple Computer, Inc offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $38K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,596

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

Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Computer Technicians, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 15 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Computer Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+14 percent), Cincinnati (+13 percent), San Diego (+13 percent), and Memphis (+11 percent). Entry-Level Computer Technicians in Orlando earn salaries far below the national average by 25 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers pay around 18 percent less in Cleveland and 10 percent less in Dallas, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Computer Technician Advice

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

Computer Technician in Princeton:
"Stay current in the new advancement in Tech."
Stay current in the new advancement in Tech. If not your skills will be worthless in a short time,

Computer Technician in Groton:
"Skills worth more?"
Pay attention to help wanted ads, small wage increases & other people in the same career. If your boss isn't keeping up, take your skills elsewhere. Esp. Once you've become vested!

Computer Technician in Maine:
"Enjoy doing what you do."
No one will ever be happy, and no job will ever be done proper if everyone hate's their jobs. Do what you like to do, and like doing it!

Computer Technician in Seattle:
"Get to learn a lot in a non-stressful environment."
Take it easy and enjoy it. Keep up with the latest and be friendly and open with people and it goes on from there.

Computer Technician in Cadillac:
"Take Notes."
Much of what we do requires revisits months to years later. Take notes for tasks whose details you are not likely to remember months down the line.

Computer Technician in Wellsboro:
"Where not to work."
Do not work for a public school system.

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

Key Stats for Computer Technician

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 177 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
16%
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Skills That Affect Computer Technician Salaries

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
▲9%

National Average
$33,000

A+
▼2%

Network Support
▼2%




Troubleshooting
▼4%


Systems Troubleshooting
▼4%

Microsoft Office
▼4%


Windows Operating System General Use
▼5%


Software Knowledge
▼6%

System Repair
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 177 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 38%
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