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Computer Technician Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$40,000
$29,000
$40,000
$54,000
Computer technicians in the United States make an average salary of $40,121 per year or $19.29 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $29,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $54,000. If you like following the crowd, professional and technology companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out manufacturing, finance, and technology companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Hawaii, Colorado, Maine, Washington, and California provide the highest computer technician salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Renton, WA
$50,031
Denver, CO
$49,938
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Map of Computer Technician Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Computer Technicians earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Computer Technician Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a computer technician is roughly $40,121 per year, which boils down to $19.29 per hour. Interestingly enough, computer technicians have the highest salaries in Oakland, CA at about $52,781 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Oakland, CA is $35,000. Additionally, computer technicians make more than the average salary in Renton, WA, Denver, CO, Washington, DC, Boston, MA, and Salt Lake City, UT. On a more broad level, computer technician salaries are highest in Hawaii, Colorado, Maine, Washington, California, Mississippi, and West Virginia. On the contrary, Arkansas, Ohio, and Nebraska offer the lowest computer technician salaries.

City
Average Salary
Renton, WA
Renton, WA
$50,031
$50k
Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City, UT
$45,580
$46k
Duluth, MN
Duluth, MN
$43,886
$44k
Alexandria, VA
Alexandria, VA
$42,139
$42k

High Paying Computer Technician Jobs

Average Computer Technician Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a computer technician, being employed by a company such as Aetna or LPL Financial would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like NGL Energy Partners and STERIS also report highly competitive salaries for computer technicians.

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    Average Computer Technician Pay By Industry

    As we previously stated, computer technician salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that manufacturing, finance, and technology companies tend to offer much higher salaries for computer technicians. For example, computer technicians make a whopping average salary of $45,835 while working for manufacturing companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $43,033 at finance companies and $41,775 at technology companies. But computer technicians may want to avoid working in the retail industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $33,914.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $45,835
    $46k
    Finance
    Finance
    $43,033
    $43k
    Technology
    Technology
    $41,775
    $42k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $38,746
    $39k
    Professional
    Professional
    $34,285
    $34k
    Retail
    Retail
    $33,914
    $34k

    Computer Technician Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a computer technician can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    $43,848
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    $35,479
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    Hartford, CT
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    $35,688
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    Chandler, AZ
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    $48,001
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    Memphis, TN
    Memphis, TN
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    $35,917
    $35,917
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