Desktop Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Desktop Engineer is $61,226 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Windows 7 and Automation Scripting. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Desktop Engineer Total Pay (?
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$40,845 - $83,658
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MEDIAN: $61,226
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Desktop Engineer Total Pay (?
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$14.56 - $36.31
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,845 - $83,658  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,928  
Profit Sharing
$2,948 - $14,740  
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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$36,578 - $86,511  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 282
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.56 - $36.31  
   
Overtime
$20.06 - $52.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,928  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,948 - $14,740  
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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$36,578 - $86,511  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 282
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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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Pay Difference By Location
New York
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Houston
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Chicago
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National Average
$59,000
Philadelphia
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Experience Affects Desktop Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%
National Average
$59,000

Skills That Affect Desktop Engineer Salaries

Windows 7
up arrow 23%
Automation Scripting
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Windows 2003 Server
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Active Directory
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National Average
$59,000
Windows Support
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%
Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 32%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 68 votes.
Gender
Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 12%
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