A Desktop Support Engineer earns an average salary of $50,742 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Desktop Support Engineer Total Pay (?
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$35,353 - $71,161
(Median)
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71K
MEDIAN: $50,742
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Desktop Support Engineer Total Pay (?
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$15.62 - $31.59
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,353 - $71,161  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,170  
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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$34,947 - $73,365  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 15 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 345
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.62 - $31.59  
   
Overtime
$23.73 - $41.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,170  
   
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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$34,947 - $73,365  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 15 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 345
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Desktop Support Engineer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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Experience Affects Desktop Support Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Desktop Support Engineer Salaries

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Windows Support
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National Average
$51,000
Computer Hardware Technician
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 65 votes.
Gender
Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 19%
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