Desktop Support Engineer with Software Installation & Upgrade Skills Salary

Desktop Support Engineers with Software Installation & Upgrade skills take home an average $50K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Desktop Support Engineers with Software Installation & Upgrade skills claim high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$36,767 - $69,751
$37K
$50K
$70K
MEDIAN: $50,328
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$15.22 - $36.37
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,767 - $69,751  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,721  
Total Pay (?
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$35,578 - $73,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.22 - $36.37  
   
Overtime
$22.02 - $55.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,721  
   
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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$35,578 - $73,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $44K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $54K. Desktop Support Engineers with Software Installation & Upgrade skills bring in $60K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $55K.

Key Stats for Desktop Support Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
5%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Desktop Support Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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