Desktop Engineer Salary

Desktop Engineers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $61K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Desktop Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority.

$40,680 - $89,672

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$14.55 - $34.72

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,680 - $89,672  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,500  
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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$37,640 - $90,645  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 306
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.55 - $34.72  
   
Overtime
$20.42 - $50.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,500  
   
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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$37,640 - $90,645  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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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


Survey results imply that Desktop Engineers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Systems Engineering, Windows 7, and Automation Scripting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 35 percent, 18 percent, and 17 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Hardware Technician and Microsoft Active Directory. For most people, competency in System Administration indicates knowledge of Windows 2003 Server.

Pay by Experience Level for Desktop Engineer

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


For Desktop Engineers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $48K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $61K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Desktop Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $65K. As Desktop Engineers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $71K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Desktop Engineers, working in the bustling city of Tampa has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Desktop Engineers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+19 percent), Houston (+10 percent), Columbus (+9 percent), and Washington (+4 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Desktop Engineers is geography, with workers in Nashville earning a whopping 29 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Desktop Engineer Salaries




National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Desktop Engineer Salaries

Systems Engineering
up arrow 35%

Windows 7
up arrow 18%

Automation Scripting
up arrow 17%

SCCM
up arrow 16%

Windows Support
up arrow 9%

System Administration
up arrow 4%

Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 3%

Windows Server 2008 R2
up arrow 1%

Windows PowerShell
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National Average
$59,000

Windows Operating System General Use
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VMware ESX
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 13%
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