Entry-Level Desktop Support Technician Salary (United States)

Hourly pay for Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians typically comes in around $16.70 per hour. Some workers in this field—about one-fourth—are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by most and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to 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
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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Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 27 percent. 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. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Seattle, 3 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Dallas (-3 percent) and Atlanta (-2 percent).

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%
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