how much do computer techs make

kendogg

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I have a friend that wont tell me his earnings..

but I know he builds systems, repairs, and does tech support....

how much do these guys usually make?
 

NikPreviousAcct

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<< how much do computer techs make >>

Depends on 1) what company, 2) just how many responsibilities they have, 3) what kinds of products they support
 

StageLeft

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You guys pay somebody $40/hour to put together computers and troubleshoot, like in a mom & pop shop?
 

Nitemare

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between 8-37.50 an hour probably, depends on how good he is, how long he has been doing it, who his clients are, and where is he geographically...bunch of factors to consider
 

Rudee

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Where I live, people who can assemble systems, do trouble shooting and tech support are relatively low payed. Probably $12-$15/hour. Building systems isn't all that complicated, thus its tough to command a high salary. And tech support jobs are relatively low pay anyway.
 

MrBond

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Whatever it is, they deserve it. Especially if they have to do tech support with end users. I did that for two summers, and it cemented my decision to stay out of computers for a career...
 

ShadowHunter

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$37.50???

$40.00???

Even $11-15????

GEEZ.

I am a Nework Admin/Web master of my company. The only tech of any kind in the company, and I make $7.50! :Q
 

rawko

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<< $37.50??? $40.00??? Even $11-15???? GEEZ. I am a Nework Admin/Web master of my company. The only tech of any kind in the company, and I make $7.50! :Q >>



*cough* your getting bent over *cough*
 

Daniel

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<< $37.50???

$40.00???

Even $11-15????

GEEZ.

I am a Nework Admin/Web master of my company. The only tech of any kind in the company, and I make $7.50! :Q
>>



Umm unless its your and your buddy and you are the network guy of 2 pcs and a geocities web site you are getting boned hard.
 

Descartes

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Umm, I think you people are confusing some things. There's no tech on the face of this planet making $40/hr full-time, I don't care how many video cards you can troubleshoot in an hour. Personally, I make $3,000/hour installing printer drivers, but I just don't get much business. When someone is inquiring "how much you make", it's not how much you charge, and it can't be calculated hourly because I don't know of many techs that are busy 8 hours out of the day. If you are busy, then you probably work for another company, in which case there's no way you will ever make $40/hr as a tech.

:)
 

Ameesh

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i call BS, i dont care how much experience the guy has had, 40 an hour is crazy for a guy who just puts together systems, either stashing cocacine in the power supplys and selling them or hes blackmailing someone.

probably between 12-15 is appropiate.
 

Joe2Cool

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my friend does that an only makes 7-8 bucks an hour, partime,and we're in SF area. it's a moma nd pop shop.
I charge 35 tho :D but i'm on call type.
 



<< I am a Nework Admin/Web master of my company. The only tech of any kind in the company, and I make $7.50! >>



LOL. No offence, but I think your dumb for taking that much responsibility for that little cash.
Or of course your title could be over glorifying the position of Help Desk.
 

StageLeft

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yeah we aren't talking about how much your shop charges you out for - how much do YOU bring home 8/hours a day for doing this?
 

SpecialEd

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I make only $14... but what ever... its more than enough to support myself at the moment... and I like my company... lots of heart... thats what's important.
 

Bluga

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<< LOL. No offence, but I think your dumb for taking that much responsibility for that little cash. >>



and so are you.
 

So am I?
I don't understand, I have never stated what job I held.

Before I got laid off I was making 47 + benefits at Verizon.

If thats dumb, then I love being dumb.
 

tcsenter

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I agree, between $7 and $15 per hour seems to be the norm, depending upon the region and position. A friend of mine literally fell into a helpdesk/technician job at a hospital making $21/hour, he will top-out at $28 within 5 years, and he's always asking me for help. lol! That is the exception, though.