The average rate for a Desktop Support Technician in Houston, Texas is $19.43 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Windows Support, Software Installation & Upgrade, and Information Technology (IT) Support.

$33,967 - $73,974
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$74K
MEDIAN: $47,882
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$12.91 - $25.13
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$13
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,967 - $73,974  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$3,052  
Total Pay (?
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$32,590 - $61,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.91 - $25.13  
   
Overtime
$17.11 - $36.49  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $14,899  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,052  
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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$32,590 - $61,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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Experience Affects Desktop Support Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%


Skills That Affect Desktop Support Technician Salaries

Windows Support
up arrow 16%

Software Installation & Upgrade
up arrow 13%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 11%

Network Support
up arrow 9%

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 7%


Hardware Configuration
up arrow 6%

PC Support
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 4%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$44,000

Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 3%

Computer Service
up arrow 4%

Help Desk / Desktop Support
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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