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Computer Technician Average Salary in Ireland 2020

How much money does a Computer Technician make in Ireland?

Average Yearly Salary
31,900 EUR
( 2,660 EUR monthly)


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 Salary Distribution in Ireland

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Computer Technician salaries in Ireland range from 15,600 EUR per year (minimum salary) to 49,800 EUR per year (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • Percentiles

    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.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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

Computer Technician Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

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.

Computer Technician average salary change by experience in Ireland

0 - 2 Years
18,500 EUR
2 - 5 Years+29%
23,800 EUR
5 - 10 Years+38%
32,900 EUR
10 - 15 Years+24%
40,700 EUR
15 - 20 Years+7%
43,600 EUR
20+ Years+7%
46,500 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Computer Technician Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Computer Technician(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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.

Computer Technician average salary difference by education level in Ireland

Certificate or Diploma
26,200 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+53%
40,200 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Computer Technician Salary Comparison By Gender

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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.

32,600 EUR
31,100 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ireland for all Careers

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Computer Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ireland

How much are annual salary increments in Ireland for Computer Technician(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Computer Technician

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.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Ireland / All Professions

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.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

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

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Ireland is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Computer Technician Bonus and Incentive Rates in Ireland

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Ireland Computer Technician
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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.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

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.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

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.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting 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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

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.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

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.

Computer Technician Average Hourly Wage in Ireland

15 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ireland is 15 EUR. This means that the average Computer Technician in Ireland earns approximately 15 EUR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

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.

Computer Technician VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Computer Technician and Information Technology yearly Ireland
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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.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Applications System Specialist35,200 EUR+10%
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist48,600 EUR+52%
Artificial Intelligence Developer48,800 EUR+53%
Blockchain Associate39,000 EUR+22%
Blockchain Developer36,600 EUR+15%
Computer Animator35,300 EUR+11%
Computer Hardware Engineer33,000 EUR+3%
Computer Operator27,600 EUR-13%
Computer Technician31,900 EUR-0%
Copy Editor30,900 EUR-3%
Data Center Technician35,000 EUR+10%
Documentation Specialist32,400 EUR+2%
Ethical Hacker36,000 EUR+13%
GIS Analyst35,200 EUR+10%
Global BI Analyst42,100 EUR+32%
Hardware Design Engineer36,800 EUR+15%
Hardware Technician29,600 EUR-7%
Help Desk Analyst36,200 EUR+13%
Informatics Optimization Specialist40,200 EUR+26%
Information Assurance Analyst41,000 EUR+29%
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer33,800 EUR+6%
Information Technology Quality Specialist37,500 EUR+18%
Information Technology Trainer39,400 EUR+24%
Interface Designer30,200 EUR-5%
Microsystems Engineer40,100 EUR+26%
Numerical Control Programmer33,200 EUR+4%
Records Manager32,800 EUR+3%
Scrum Master30,300 EUR-5%
Software Sales33,800 EUR+6%
Software Specialist33,500 EUR+5%
Storage Engineer33,200 EUR+4%
Systems Engineer32,200 EUR+1%
Systems Integrator39,000 EUR+22%
Technical Sales36,400 EUR+14%
Technical Trainer38,500 EUR+21%
Technical Writer33,700 EUR+6%
Tester31,900 EUR-0%
Usability Engineer36,500 EUR+14%
User Experience Consultant40,700 EUR+28%
User Experience Design Expert40,100 EUR+26%
User Experience Researcher40,600 EUR+27%
User Interface Designer36,900 EUR+16%
Video Game Designer34,000 EUR+7%
Visual Information Specialist36,400 EUR+14%
Writer and Documentor33,700 EUR+6%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Cork33,000 EUR
Dublin32,900 EUR
Galway28,400 EUR
Limerick31,700 EUR
Waterford26,800 EUR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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.

Private Sector
37,600 EUR
Public Sector+5%
39,300 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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