Systems Technician (Computer) Salary

The average Systems Technician in the United States earns approximately $20.04 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by years of experience and geographic location. Systems Technicians who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 89 percent. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Systems Technicians. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,675 - $62,695
$30K
$43K
$63K
MEDIAN: $42,517
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50%
90%

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$12.73 - $27.50
$13
$20
$28
MEDIAN: $19.99
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$0$62K
Salary $29,675 - $62,695
Bonus $0.00 - $6,300
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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$28,844 - $62,705
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 111
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $12.73 - $27.50
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $20.72 - $44.11
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,300
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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$28,844 - $62,705
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 110

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Job Description for Systems Technician (Computer)

Systems technicians (computer) work for various organizations. They provide technical assistance and support to system users. Their job is to maintain and repair their employer’s computer system. They install various software. They work with system engineers, software engineers, programmers, users, and other staff within their company.

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Systems Technician (Computer) Tasks

  • Install, configure, and maintain routine and customized hardware and software.
  • Provide technical expertise to end users, and troubleshooting network, hardware, and software problems.
  • Research user needs to make recommendations for acquisitions and maintenance.
  • Assess user needs and conduct online or in person training.

Common Career Paths for Systems Technician (Computer)


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As Systems Technicians transition into upper-level roles such as Senior Network Engineer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Senior Network Engineers earn $90K on average per year. A common career progression for a Systems Technician is to become a Systems Administrator or a Network System Administrator. Compared to Systems Technicians, the first group earns $13K more on average, and the second group earns $9K more.

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Popular Skills for Systems Technician (Computer)


Survey results imply that Systems Technicians deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Help Desk / Desktop Support can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. UNIX and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 8 percent and 21 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Linux, HTML, and Microsoft Access. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Office are also skilled in Network Management / Administration and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking.

Pay by Experience Level for Systems Technician (Computer)

Pay by Experience for a Systems Technician (Computer) has a positive trend. An entry-level Systems Technician (Computer) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 137 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Systems Technician (Computer) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 78 salaries. An experienced Systems Technician (Computer) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 42 salaries. A Systems Technician (Computer) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 11 salaries.

Systems Technician (Computer) Reviews

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

Systems Technician (Computer) in Rockville:
"Office Conditions, The Management, Flexibility."
Pros: Working with people in my team, enjoy troubleshooting, setting up, learning as I work.
Cons:

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Key Stats for Systems Technician (Computer)

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Systems Technician (Computer) Salaries

▲23%

Late-Career
▲19%

▲7%

National Average
$43,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Systems Technician (Computer) Salaries

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
▲20%

UNIX
▲7%







National Average
$43,000


Microsoft Office
▼2%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼6%

Systems Troubleshooting
▼6%

Microsoft Access
▼7%

HTML
▼10%

▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 15%
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