Desktop Support Engineer Salary (United States)

A Desktop Support Engineer earns an average salary of $50,646 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Desktop Support Engineer Total Pay (?
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$35,418 - $71,194
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MEDIAN: $50,645
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Desktop Support Engineer Total Pay (?
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$15.61 - $31.79
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,418 - $71,194  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,000  
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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$35,073 - $73,376  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 366
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.61 - $31.79  
   
Overtime
$23.90 - $40.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,000  
   
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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$35,073 - $73,376  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 366
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Job Description for Desktop Support Engineer

A desktop engineer maintains and troubleshoots the existing computers, laptops, security, and servers within their organization's network. They install, configure, and troubleshoot the computers, as well as all other applications and printers, to keep them at optimum performance. This is a very hands-on career that frequently requires the individual to respond to urgent requests and help individuals face to face; some travel may also be required.
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Desktop Support Engineer Tasks
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software problems in person and remotely, resolving and documenting solutions.
  • Monitor backups and maintenance logs.
  • Answer calls or tickets to support end users with applications, hardware, software, and networking.
  • Create end user documentation and knowledge base articles.

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Experience Affects Desktop Support Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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$51,000

Skills That Affect Desktop Support Engineer Salaries

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$51,000

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Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 19%
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