Entry-Level Desktop Support Analysts take home an average $19.43 per hour. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one-fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and a fair number receive dental plans. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Desktop Support Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$35,545 - $59,109
(Median)
$36K
$46K
$59K
MEDIAN: $45,967
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$14.73 - $24.98
(Median)
$15
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$25
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$35,545 - $59,109  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
Profit Sharing
$1,622  
Total Pay (?
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$32,903 - $57,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 175
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.73 - $24.98  
   
Overtime
$16.64 - $39.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,622  
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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$32,903 - $57,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 181
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,601

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Desktop Support Analysts that is 53 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Desktop Support Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+20 percent), Chicago (+19 percent), New York (+11 percent), and Boston (+10 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 16 percent south of the national average, can be found in Tulsa. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Atlanta (6 percent less) and Milwaukee (4 percent less).

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Skills That Affect Desktop Support Analyst Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Troubleshooting
0%

Windows Support
0%

National Average
$44,000

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
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Computer Hardware Technician
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Microsoft Office
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Network Support
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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