A person working as a Computer Technician in Ireland typically earns around 31,900 EUR per year. Salaries range from 15,600 EUR (lowest) to 49,800 EUR (highest).
This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Computer Technician salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Computer Technician salaries in Ireland range from 15,600 EUR per year (minimum salary) to 49,800 EUR per year (maximum salary).
The median salary is 32,500 EUR per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Computer Technician(s) are earning less than 32,500 EUR while the other half are earning more than 32,500 EUR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Computer Technician(s) are earning less than 21,700 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 21,700 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Computer Technician(s) are earning less than 42,000 EUR while 25% are earning more than 42,000 EUR.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Computer Technician salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Computer Technician with less than two years of experience makes approximately 18,500 EUR per year.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 23,800 EUR per year, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 32,900 EUR per year, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Computer Technician(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 40,700 EUR per year, 24% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 43,600 EUR per year, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 46,500 EUR per year, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+29%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Computer Technician salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Computer Technician is 26,200 EUR per year.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 40,200 EUR per year, 53% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Computer Technician employees in Ireland earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.
Computer Technician(s) in Ireland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Ireland for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
A Computer Technician is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
69% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Computer Technician is 6% less than that of Other IT. Also, Other IT salaries are 12% less than those of Information Technology.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Applications System Specialist||35,200 EUR||+10%|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||48,600 EUR||+52%|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||48,800 EUR||+53%|
|Blockchain Associate||39,000 EUR||+22%|
|Blockchain Developer||36,600 EUR||+15%|
|Computer Animator||35,300 EUR||+11%|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||33,000 EUR||+3%|
|Computer Operator||27,600 EUR||-13%|
|Computer Technician||31,900 EUR||-0%|
|Copy Editor||30,900 EUR||-3%|
|Data Center Technician||35,000 EUR||+10%|
|Documentation Specialist||32,400 EUR||+2%|
|Ethical Hacker||36,000 EUR||+13%|
|GIS Analyst||35,200 EUR||+10%|
|Global BI Analyst||42,100 EUR||+32%|
|Hardware Design Engineer||36,800 EUR||+15%|
|Hardware Technician||29,600 EUR||-7%|
|Help Desk Analyst||36,200 EUR||+13%|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||40,200 EUR||+26%|
|Information Assurance Analyst||41,000 EUR||+29%|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||33,800 EUR||+6%|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||37,500 EUR||+18%|
|Information Technology Trainer||39,400 EUR||+24%|
|Interface Designer||30,200 EUR||-5%|
|Microsystems Engineer||40,100 EUR||+26%|
|Numerical Control Programmer||33,200 EUR||+4%|
|Records Manager||32,800 EUR||+3%|
|Scrum Master||30,300 EUR||-5%|
|Software Sales||33,800 EUR||+6%|
|Software Specialist||33,500 EUR||+5%|
|Storage Engineer||33,200 EUR||+4%|
|Systems Engineer||32,200 EUR||+1%|
|Systems Integrator||39,000 EUR||+22%|
|Technical Sales||36,400 EUR||+14%|
|Technical Trainer||38,500 EUR||+21%|
|Technical Writer||33,700 EUR||+6%|
|Usability Engineer||36,500 EUR||+14%|
|User Experience Consultant||40,700 EUR||+28%|
|User Experience Design Expert||40,100 EUR||+26%|
|User Experience Researcher||40,600 EUR||+27%|
|User Interface Designer||36,900 EUR||+16%|
|Video Game Designer||34,000 EUR||+7%|
|Visual Information Specialist||36,400 EUR||+14%|
|Writer and Documentor||33,700 EUR||+6%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Ireland earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.