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School IT technician salary breakdown

The typical school IT technician salary is around £23,000 per year, but your starting salary could be a little lower, depending on your experience. As a school IT technician you will generally be working within your school’s term time and your salary might vary depending on how much of the year you’re actually working for, compared to more typical jobs where you can expect to work consistently throughout the year. 

Your income as a school IT technician is going to depend on a few things. Firstly, think about where you’re going to be working. Your location could mean you’re earning more or less than the national average, so it’s good to check out how pay might vary between your local area and others. For example, Londoners can expect to earn on average 25% more than the next closest region because of things like the cost of living. 

Your experience level will also be a major factor in what you’ll earn. As a new starter with little experience you might not be earning as much, especially if you’re going to be working part-time or similar. After you’ve gained some experience in the role then you’ll probably find you’re earning significantly more. Experienced school IT technicians can expect to earn around £29,000 or more in the role. If you’re coming to the job with experience in a similar role, even if it’s a lower level position, you could find yourself with a higher salary than those without that experience. 

How you could earn a higher school IT technician salary

If you’re looking to earn a higher salary as a school IT technician then you should look into acquiring additional skills and knowledge that will be useful in the job. Having the right supporting qualifications is going to help you to be considered for higher level positions or a better paying job in a new workplace.

Having a qualification in safeguarding is useful in any setting where you’ll be working with children or vulnerable people. You could also look at a course in understanding autism or getting your first aid qualification. With supporting qualifications you will be seen as a more valuable potential employee and will be more likely to get those higher paying jobs, as well as being considered for higher level positions as you progress.

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Final note

Now that you’ve learned about what a school IT technician earns why not head back to our school IT technician career advice page? We’ll help you to get the job in IT you’ve been looking for! 

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