Entry-Level Desktop Support Technician Salary

Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians can expect wages of $17.31 per hour on average. With some bonuses approaching $4K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K, overall incomes of Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians spread between $29K and $53K depending on individual performance. Although close to one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. Most Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$31,270 - $57,213
$31K
$41K
$57K
MEDIAN: $41,101
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50%
90%

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$12.92 - $24.02
$13
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.31
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,270 - $57,213  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
Profit Sharing
$49.32 - $5,068  
Total Pay (?
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$28,834 - $53,055  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 605
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.92 - $24.02  
   
Overtime
$19.27 - $36.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
   
Profit Sharing
$49.32 - $5,068  
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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$28,834 - $53,055  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 990

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,761

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For Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+23 percent), San Diego (+19 percent), New York (+18 percent), and Los Angeles (+16 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians in Knoxville earning a whopping 28 percent below the national average. Workers in Atlanta and Austin earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

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 186 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
18%
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Skills That Affect Desktop Support Technician Salaries







Windows Support
▲2%


▲1%

Troubleshooting
▼0%

Microsoft Office
▼0%

Systems Troubleshooting
▼0%

Network Support
▼0%

National Average
$39,000

Computer Service
▼3%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 186 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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