Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians take home approximately $17.27 per hour on average. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians — which occasionally include more than $4K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing — stretch from around $29K to approximately $53K. For the most part, Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — around one in four lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$31,186 - $57,074
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$31K
$41K
$57K
MEDIAN: $40,935
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$12.86 - $24.11
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$13
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$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,186 - $57,074  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,979  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$28,629 - $53,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 610
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.86 - $24.11  
   
Overtime
$18.91 - $36.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,979  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,000  
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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$28,629 - $53,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 992
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,728

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Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 46 percent. Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+25 percent), New York (+21 percent), San Diego (+14 percent), and Washington (+14 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians is geography, with workers in Knoxville earning a whopping 28 percent below the national average. Workers in Atlanta and Phoenix earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less and 7 percent less, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Desktop Support Technician Salaries




Customer Service
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Software Installation & Upgrade
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PC Support
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Microsoft Office
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Windows Support
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Computer Hardware Technician
0%

Hardware Configuration
0%

Network Support
0%

National Average
$39,000

Troubleshooting
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Systems Troubleshooting
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Help Desk / Desktop Support
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Computer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 189 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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