Entry-Level Desktop Support Technician Salary

Average Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians make around $17.34 per hour. In the world of Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians, total cash compensation can vary between $29K and $53K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $4K and $5K, respectively. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in four lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$31,479 - $57,018
$31K
$41K
$57K
MEDIAN: $41,082
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$12.99 - $24.15
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$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.34
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,479 - $57,018  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
Profit Sharing
$49.66 - $5,034  
Total Pay (?
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$28,989 - $53,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 589
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.99 - $24.15  
   
Overtime
$19.35 - $36.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
   
Profit Sharing
$49.66 - $5,034  
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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$28,989 - $53,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 955

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,911

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For Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians, busy Denver offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 22 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+20 percent), New York (+18 percent), San Jose (+14 percent), and Boston (+13 percent). The lowest-paying market is Knoxville, which sits 28 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta (8 percent lower) and Austin (6 percent lower).

Desktop Support Technician Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Desktop Support Technician in Bridgewater:
"Advice."
Look to stay challenged, gain exposure and experience, learn new technologies and have a sense of urgency.

Key Stats for Desktop Support Technician

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 183 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
19%
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Skills That Affect Desktop Support Technician Salaries




Windows Support
▲3%



▲1%



Customer Service
▼0%

Microsoft Office
▼0%

Systems Troubleshooting
▼0%

Network Support
▼0%

National Average
$39,000

Computer Service
▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 183 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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