Desktop Support Engineer Salary

A Desktop Support Engineer earns an average salary of $52,560 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.

$36,610 - $75,627
(Median)
$37K
$53K
$76K
MEDIAN: $52,560
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$16.04 - $34.39
(Median)
$16
$23
$34
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,610 - $75,627  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,186  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$35,888 - $74,960  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 291
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.04 - $34.39  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.11  
Overtime
$24.97 - $52.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,186  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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).
)
$35,888 - $74,960  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 162
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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

National Average: $52,232

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Experience Affects Desktop Support Engineer Salaries



National Average
$52,000



Skills That Affect Desktop Support Engineer Salaries

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
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Software Installation & Upgrade
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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National Average
$52,000

Computer Hardware Technician
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Windows Support
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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