How Much Do Computer Technicians Usually Earn?

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As of 2015, the median hourly pay for a computer technician is $15.20 per hour. Total pay, including overtime and bonuses, is $22,366 to $53,171 per year.

Many factors affect how much a computer technician earns, including experience. Those in entry level jobs earn 10 percent less than the national average, while technicians who have many years of experience earn 33 percent more than the national average.

Certain skills also influence a computer technician's earnings. Technicians who have experience in network support earn an additional 1 percent over the national average, and those who are skilled in information technology support or help desk support earn an additional 5 percent over the national average.

Computer technicians can use their experience to move ahead in their career. Computer technicians often move on to become systems administrators, network administrators and network support technicians.