Desktop Support Engineer Salary

A Desktop Support Engineer earns an average salary of $54,713 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$38,651 - $76,676
$39K
$55K
$77K
MEDIAN: $54,713
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50%
90%

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$16.93 - $34.86
$17
$23
$35
MEDIAN: $23.25
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,651 - $76,676  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $8,109  
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$37,409 - $75,934  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 230
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.93 - $34.86  
   
Overtime
$22.84 - $53.30  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $8,109  
   
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$37,409 - $75,934  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 129

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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

  • Answer calls or tickets to support end users with applications, hardware, software, and networking.
  • Create end user documentation and knowledge base articles.
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software problems in person and remotely, resolving and documenting solutions.
  • Monitor backups and maintenance logs.

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Pay by Experience Level for Desktop Support Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Desktop Support Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Desktop Support Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 163 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Desktop Support Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 132 salaries. An experienced Desktop Support Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 124 salaries. A Desktop Support Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 26 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,963

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Key Stats for Desktop Support Engineer

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Desktop Support Engineer Salaries

▲8%

▲5%

▲2%

National Average
$54,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Desktop Support Engineer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 16%