Computer Technician Salary in the US

$38,800
per year
per hour
$18.65
per hour
per year
Bonus
$1,240/year
Commission
$3,570/year

Computer Technician - Average Salary & Hourly Pay

The average salary for a Computer Technician is $38,800 per year ($18.65 per hour), which is $14,690 (-27%) lower than the average salary in the US.
A Computer Technician can expect an average starting salary of $28,700. The highest salaries can exceed $70,000.
$28,700
Low
$38,800
Average salary
$70,000
High
$13.80
Low
$18.65
Average salary
$33.65
High
Total pay includes salary, bonus and commission.
$160
$42,400
$85,000
Salary$28,700 - 70,000
Bonus$160 - 3,800
Commission$940 - 11,200
Total Pay$29,800 - 85,000
$13.80
$9.90
$33.65
Salary$13.80 - 33.65
Total Pay$13.80 - 33.65

Computer Technician Salary Range

Low
$28,700
Average salary
$38,800
Experienced
$55,900
High
$70,000
Low
$13.80
Average salary
$18.65
Experienced
$26.88
High
$33.65
Among Computer Repair Technicians in the US, Computer Hardware Technicians and Computer Support Technicians tend to have the lowest wages, while professionals like PC Maintenance Technicians, Computer Systems Technicians and Computer and Network Technicians enjoy the highest pay rates.

Computer Technician - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Computer & Network Technician$21.60/hour
+16% 
Computer Systems Technician$20/hour
+7% 
Computer Maintenance Technician$19/hour
+2% 
Computer Support Technician$18.50/hour
 -1%
Hardware Technician$17.20/hour
 -8%

Computer Technician - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Computer Technician with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $29,000 per year. A mid career Computer Service Technician with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $37,000, while an experienced Computer Technician with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $55,000. Computer Repair Technicians with more than 20 years of experience earn $60,000 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Computer Technician

Late Career▲ +55%
Experienced▲ +42%
Average Salary$38,800/year
Mid Career▼ -5%
Entry Level▼ -25%

Gender Breakdown

Female
9%
Male
91%

Computer Technician - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Computer Technician jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Computer Technician

How much does a Computer Technician make in the US?
A Computer Technician in the US earns an average of $38,800 gross per year, which is about $18.65 gross per hour. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Computer Technician updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Computer Technician in the US?
The starting salary of a Computer Technician in the US is around $28,700 gross per year. Computer Hardware Technicians and Computer Support Technicians usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Computer Technician in the US?
The highest salary of a Computer Technician in the US can reach and exceed $70,000 gross per year. PC Maintenance Technicians, Computer Systems Technicians and Computer and Network Technicians usually have the highest salaries.
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