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Desktop Engineer Salary

Men account for the majority of Desktop Engineers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $62K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of Desktop Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance.

$41,577 - $90,291
(Median)
$42K
$62K
$90K
MEDIAN: $61,515
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90%

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$14.50 - $35.03
(Median)
$14
$23
$35
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$41,577 - $90,291  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,156  
Profit Sharing
$2,975 - $14,582  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,049 - $91,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 288
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.50 - $35.03  
   
Overtime
$20.29 - $51.31  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,156  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,975 - $14,582  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$37,049 - $91,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131

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Job Description for Desktop Engineer

A desktop engineer specializes in building and maintaining information technology (IT) in a professional capacity. They are usually employed by companies that need an on-site expert to manage office networks and technology. The responsibilities of a desktop engineer cover a wide range of duties within the area of information technology, including handling network creation and maintenance, designing and implementing security solutions, troubleshooting technical issues with staff, and generally managing all kinds of IT-related situations and problems.

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Desktop Engineer Tasks

  • Assist in development of IT and infrastructure projects.
  • Manage returns on warranted systems and parts.
  • Perform support services to employees with technical problems an IT issues.
  • Correct hardware problems with laptops, desktops and other computing equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain standard software configurations.

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Popular Skills for Desktop Engineer


Desktop Engineers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Systems Engineering, Windows 7, and Automation Scripting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent, 18 percent, and 16 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Computer Hardware Technician and Microsoft Active Directory. Most people experienced in System Administration also know Windows 2003 Server.

Pay by Experience Level for Desktop Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Desktop Engineers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $48K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $62K. Desktop Engineers bring in $66K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Desktop Engineer with more than 20 years of experience can earn $71K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Desktop Engineers will find that Tampa offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 34 percent. Desktop Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+22 percent), Houston (+15 percent), Columbus (+9 percent), and Washington (+2 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Desktop Engineer's salary, with Nashville Desktop Engineers earning salaries that are 29 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Boston (9 percent lower) and Dallas (6 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Desktop Engineer Salaries




National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Desktop Engineer Salaries

Systems Engineering
up arrow 34%

Windows 7
up arrow 18%

Automation Scripting
up arrow 16%

SCCM
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Windows Support
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Windows Server 2008 R2
up arrow 5%

System Administration
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Windows 2003 Server
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National Average
$59,000

Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 12%
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