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How much do you make repairing computers for a career?
Depends. Being a mobile tech you can make over 40 an hour.
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If you're in business for yourself, you can make a pretty decent living. You just have to be able to actually find enough work, which can be difficult.
Working in a shop for a company will get you maybe $10 to $15 an hour
Well generally it depends on your qualifications. The more PC Technician jobs on the better pay scale generally require a certification. Years ago generally and MSCE and the MSCITP were typical until they were retired. CompTIA A+ generally focuses on the basics of computer hardware, customer support, and technical troubleshooting.
Just to clarify from I'm speaking from first hand experience, just go to verify.comptia.org. This is my verification number - mrscbfjczpv4q4z3
If you want some numbers in regards to payscale
Here is a reference - http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Certification=Comptia_A%2b_Service_Technician/Salary
I'm an Network and IT Support Specialist, so on the moderate end, I'm clearing about 32k a year. (This is the LOW end, as with more experience some can get nearly 55k to 60k a year)
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I am only reporting based W2 tax form of last year. I made roughly $23 an hour. ($23 x 40 hours a week) Then considering a deduction of about 27% in city wages, federal tax, SSI, medicare, etc = about $670 a week (I was on a bi-weeky pay cycle so that is $1340...So doubling that (2680 a month x 12 = just over 32k a year)
Unfortunately those with JUST an A+ certs are not in demand. Most IT firms want more emphasis on tier 1/2/3 technical support and doing most administrative tasks. On the network side of things such as Cisco and dealing with multiple servers and bunch of workstations. They expect someone with a Bachelors Degree in computer science, CCNA, and at LEAST 3 years experience.
That is 4 years of college and 3 years of IT work experience plus several certifications. Basically 7 years dedicated to get to that point since last year.
Now if you mean entry level? Pah, maybe $12 to $15 an hour if your lucky working for a decent IT firm and aren't a getting paid based on commissions if you decide to be an independent contractor.
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What do you mean by computer repair? A shop will pay you barely anything. You need to either get a job for a company doing some kind of IT work. Either you are the IT department for the company, or you work for a company that contracts out to small businesses.
You can buy a $500 console and a $500 computer and have two crap machines, or you can spend $1000 building your own computer and have the best of both worlds.