Desktop Support Engineer Salary

A Desktop Support Engineer earns an average salary of $52,575 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.

$35,978 - $73,246
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$73K
MEDIAN: $52,575
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90%

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$15.58 - $33.82
(Median)
$16
$23
$34
MEDIAN: $22.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,978 - $73,246  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,463  
Profit Sharing
$1,800 - $8,500  
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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$35,634 - $74,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 265
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.58 - $33.82  
   
Overtime
$24.30 - $50.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,463  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,800 - $8,500  
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).
)
$35,634 - $74,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 150
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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.

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Experience Affects Desktop Support Engineer Salaries



National Average
$51,000

Late-Career
up arrow 9%


Skills That Affect Desktop Support Engineer Salaries

Software Installation & Upgrade
up arrow 4%

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 3%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 3%

Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 1%

Windows Support
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Active Directory
0%

National Average
$51,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 17%
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