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Entry-Level Desktop Support Technician Salary (United States)

Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians usually make around $16.70 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians stretch from $27K on the lower end to $52K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $2K from bonuses and $7K from profit sharing. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by most and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Entry-Level Desktop Support Technician Salary (?
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$29,444 - $54,038
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MEDIAN: $39,832
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Entry-Level Desktop Support Technician Salary (?
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$11.86 - $23.42
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,444 - $54,038  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,038  
Profit Sharing
$99.67 - $6,593  
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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$26,827 - $52,142  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 574
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.86 - $23.42  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $35.43  
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 - $2,038  
   
Profit Sharing
$99.67 - $6,593  
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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$26,827 - $52,142  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 843
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Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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San Francisco
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San Diego
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Denver
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Los Angeles
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New York
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Chicago
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San Jose
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Philadelphia
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National Average
$38,000
Minneapolis
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Cleveland
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Atlanta
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Dallas
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Seattle
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For Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include San Francisco, San Diego, Denver, and Los Angeles, where Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians typically earn around 20 percent, 15 percent, 12 percent, and 10 percent more than usual. In Seattle, salaries are 3 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Dallas and Atlanta (3 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Desktop Support Technician Salaries

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
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Microsoft Active Directory
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PC Support
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Microsoft Office
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Customer Service
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Troubleshooting
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Windows Support
0%
National Average
$38,000
Computer Hardware Technician
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Software Installation & Upgrade
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Computer Service
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Help Desk / Desktop Support
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Hardware Configuration
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Information Technology (IT) Support
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Network Support
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 302 votes.

Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 25%