A person working as a Computer Technician in Canada typically earns around 92,600 CAD per year. Salaries range from 45,400 CAD (lowest) to 144,000 CAD (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 Canada range from 45,400 CAD per year (minimum salary) to 144,000 CAD per year (maximum salary).
The median salary is 94,400 CAD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Computer Technician(s) are earning less than 94,400 CAD while the other half are earning more than 94,400 CAD. 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 62,900 CAD while 75% of them are earning more than 62,900 CAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Computer Technician(s) are earning less than 122,000 CAD while 25% are earning more than 122,000 CAD.
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 53,800 CAD per year.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 69,100 CAD 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 95,400 CAD 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 118,000 CAD 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 127,000 CAD 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 135,000 CAD 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 76,100 CAD per year.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 117,000 CAD per year, 53% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
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 Canada earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.
Computer Technician(s) in Canada are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 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 Canada 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.
67% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% 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 13% 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||102,000 CAD||+10%|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||145,000 CAD||+57%|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||137,000 CAD||+48%|
|Blockchain Associate||117,000 CAD||+26%|
|Blockchain Developer||102,000 CAD||+10%|
|Computer Animator||106,000 CAD||+14%|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||93,400 CAD||+1%|
|Computer Operator||77,400 CAD||-16%|
|Computer Technician||92,600 CAD||+0%|
|Copy Editor||92,600 CAD||+0%|
|Data Center Technician||97,900 CAD||+6%|
|Documentation Specialist||101,000 CAD||+9%|
|Ethical Hacker||101,000 CAD||+9%|
|GIS Analyst||103,000 CAD||+11%|
|Global BI Analyst||119,000 CAD||+29%|
|Hardware Design Engineer||107,000 CAD||+16%|
|Hardware Technician||89,300 CAD||-4%|
|Help Desk Analyst||107,000 CAD||+16%|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||124,000 CAD||+34%|
|Information Assurance Analyst||123,000 CAD||+33%|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||98,700 CAD||+7%|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||113,000 CAD||+22%|
|Information Technology Trainer||119,000 CAD||+29%|
|Interface Designer||97,000 CAD||+5%|
|Microsystems Engineer||118,000 CAD||+27%|
|Numerical Control Programmer||99,400 CAD||+7%|
|Records Manager||94,600 CAD||+2%|
|Scrum Master||91,100 CAD||-2%|
|Software Sales||105,000 CAD||+13%|
|Software Specialist||101,000 CAD||+9%|
|Storage Engineer||94,700 CAD||+2%|
|Systems Engineer||97,700 CAD||+6%|
|Systems Integrator||111,000 CAD||+20%|
|Technical Sales||117,000 CAD||+26%|
|Technical Trainer||116,000 CAD||+25%|
|Technical Writer||105,000 CAD||+13%|
|Usability Engineer||110,000 CAD||+19%|
|User Experience Consultant||123,000 CAD||+33%|
|User Experience Design Expert||125,000 CAD||+35%|
|User Experience Researcher||118,000 CAD||+27%|
|User Interface Designer||112,000 CAD||+21%|
|Video Game Designer||96,300 CAD||+4%|
|Visual Information Specialist||104,000 CAD||+12%|
|Writer and Documentor||105,000 CAD||+13%|
|British Columbia||97,300 CAD|
|New Brunswick||88,800 CAD|
|Northwest Territories||96,100 CAD|
|Nova Scotia||86,000 CAD|
|Prince Edward Island||82,600 CAD|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Canada earn 4% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.