Desktop Support Technician Salary with Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2) skills (United States)

A Desktop Support Technician with Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2) skills earns an average wage of $19.95 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Desktop Support Technician with Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2) skills Salary (?
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$32,032 - $63,527
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MEDIAN: $45,194
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Desktop Support Technician with Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2) skills Salary (?
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$14.53 - $25.60
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,032 - $63,527  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,878  
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $2,353  
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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$31,228 - $60,557  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 212
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.53 - $25.60  
   
Overtime
$20.71 - $37.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,878  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $2,353  
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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$31,228 - $60,557  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 294
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Pay by Experience Level for Desktop Support Technician with Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2) skills

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Arlington
up arrow 44%
San Francisco
up arrow 38%
Boston
up arrow 37%
Denver
up arrow 23%
Washington
up arrow 19%
New York
up arrow 18%
Seattle
up arrow 11%
Dallas
up arrow 6%
Houston
up arrow 5%
Minneapolis
up arrow 5%
San Antonio
up arrow 3%
National Average
$43,000
San Jose
up arrow 2%
Oklahoma City
up arrow 4%
Chicago
up arrow 6%
Portland
up arrow 12%
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Experience Affects Desktop Support Technician with Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2) skills Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%
Late-Career
up arrow 6%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$43,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 22%
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