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Entry-Level Desktop Support Technician Salary (United States)

Median pay for Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians is around $16.58 per hour. Cash earnings of Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians can occasionally include $2K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $27K to almost $52K. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians is high. While some workers in this profession — approximately one-fourth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Entry-Level Desktop Support Technician Salary (?
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$29,468 - $54,654
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MEDIAN: $40,072
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Entry-Level Desktop Support Technician Salary (?
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$11.94 - $23.30
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,468 - $54,654  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,046  
Profit Sharing
$99.67 - $2,027  
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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$26,897 - $52,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 596
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.94 - $23.30  
   
Overtime
$17.78 - $35.30  
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 - $2,046  
   
Profit Sharing
$99.67 - $2,027  
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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$26,897 - $52,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 866
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Pay Difference By Location

Arlington
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Washington
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San Francisco
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Seattle
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Los Angeles
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Denver
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Chicago
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New York
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San Jose
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San Diego
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Philadelphia
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National Average
$38,000
Minneapolis
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Dallas
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Atlanta
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For Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians, working in the bustling city of Arlington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+32 percent), San Francisco (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), and Seattle (+12 percent). Trailing the national average by 6 percent, Atlanta is the market with the smallest paychecks.
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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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PC Support
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Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Troubleshooting
0%
National Average
$38,000
Computer Hardware Technician
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Windows Support
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Help Desk / Desktop Support
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Hardware Configuration
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Software Installation & Upgrade
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Computer Service
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Information Technology (IT) Support
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Network Support
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 292 votes.

Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 25%