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.
|Salary||$38,371 - $77,927|
|Bonus||$304.10 - $8,081|
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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).)
|$37,152 - $76,296|
|Hourly Rate||$16.73 - $34.83|
|Overtime||$19.30 - $53.19|
|Bonus||$304.10 - $8,081|
|Total Pay (||$37,152 - $76,296|
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.Read More...
This career can be found in nearly any industry that has its own business network of computers, and the desktop engineer typically has a manager to whom they report. They might work on a team with other engineers and provide support to other lower-level IT technicians or company clients. The work environment can vary depending on the type of company; for example, retail companies may be open earlier and later than regular business hours, while banking companies only run during regular business hours.
This type of career typically requires, at minimum, a high school diploma; a bachelor's degree in computer science or software engineering is typically preferred. Many times, education can be substituted with experience, additional certifications, and specialized training with different brands and desktop platforms. A strong background in information technology and proficiency in all of the Windows platforms is required. Someone seeking this job title must have very strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as technical problem-solving skills. Some light programming, Microsoft Office, anti-virus, and network security experience or education can also be seen as an advantage.
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.
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