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Entry-Level Desktop Support Technician Salary

The average Entry-Level Desktop Support Technician earns approximately $16.58 per hour. In the world of Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $2K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $2K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $27K and $52K. Most Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, nearly one in four claim no health benefits at all. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,630 - $55,020
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$55K
MEDIAN: $40,319
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$11.94 - $23.47
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,630 - $55,020  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,091  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $1,939  
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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$26,829 - $52,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 624
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.94 - $23.47  
   
Overtime
$17.77 - $35.25  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,091  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $1,939  
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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$26,829 - $52,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 948

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Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians that is 33 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+25 percent), San Francisco (+24 percent), Denver (+16 percent), and Los Angeles (+13 percent). Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 8 percent south of the national average.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Desktop Support Technician Salaries


Microsoft Active Directory
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Customer Service
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Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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PC Support
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National Average
$38,000

Software Installation & Upgrade
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Troubleshooting
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Windows Support
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Help Desk / Desktop Support
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Computer Hardware Technician
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Hardware Configuration
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Information Technology (IT) Support
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Computer Service
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Network Support
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 284 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 26%
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