Entry-Level Desktop Support Technician Salary

Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians can expect to earn an average of $16.88 per hour. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $3K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $28K and hits $53K on the high end. Most Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, roughly a fourth claim no health benefits at all. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,413 - $55,354
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$55K
MEDIAN: $40,447
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$12.33 - $23.76
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,413 - $55,354  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,980  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $2,973  
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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$27,723 - $52,529  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 721
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.33 - $23.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$18.29 - $35.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,980  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $2,973  
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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$27,723 - $52,529  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,123
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,213

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For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 27 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+26 percent), Washington (+23 percent), Seattle (+18 percent), and New York (+18 percent). Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 10 percent south of the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Philadelphia (4 percent lower) and Dallas (3 percent lower).

Desktop Support Technician Advice

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

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Skills That Affect 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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Systems Troubleshooting
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Windows Support
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Information Technology (IT) Support
0%

Network Support
0%

National Average
$38,000

Software Installation & Upgrade
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Troubleshooting
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Computer Hardware Technician
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Hardware Configuration
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Computer Service
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Help Desk / Desktop Support
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 268 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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