Entry-Level Desktop Support Technician Salary (United States)

Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians typically take home $16.70 per hour. Overall cash income ranges from $29,444 near the bottom to $54,038) near the top; it includes potential earnings of $2,038 from bonuses and $6,593 from profit sharing in exceptional cases. 25 percent of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, most report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. Work is enjoyable for the better half of Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians who claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this outline were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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  
PayScale
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 (?
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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  
PayScale
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
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Atlanta
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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 27 percent above the national average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like San Francisco, San Diego, Denver, and Los Angeles, top-paying markets where Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians rake in more than the national norm (+20 percent, +15 percent, +12 percent, and +10 percent). In Seattle, salaries are 3 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Dallas and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median—salaries hover around -3 percent and -2 percent, respectively.

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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Gender

Female
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female alumni
 
Male
92%
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Common Health Benefits

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