Entry-Level Desktop Support Technician Salary

Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians can expect to earn an average of $17.46 per hour. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians — including $4K in bonuses and $5K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $29K to $54K depending on individual performance. While roughly a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$31,818 - $57,160
$32K
$41K
$57K
MEDIAN: $41,184
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$13.10 - $24.30
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MEDIAN: $17.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,818 - $57,160  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,009  
Profit Sharing
$97.87 - $4,966  
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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$29,243 - $53,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 586
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.10 - $24.30  
   
Overtime
$19.57 - $36.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,009  
   
Profit Sharing
$97.87 - $4,966  
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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$29,243 - $53,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,019

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,879

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Denver offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians, 22 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+20 percent), New York (+18 percent), San Jose (+14 percent), and Boston (+13 percent). Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians in Knoxville take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 28 percent less than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Atlanta and Austin (8 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Desktop Support Technician Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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

Key Stats for Desktop Support Technician

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 214 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
18%
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Skills That Affect Desktop Support Technician Salaries




Windows Support
▲3%



Customer Service
▲1%

▲1%



Microsoft Office
▼0%

Systems Troubleshooting
▼0%

Network Support
▼0%

National Average
$39,000

Computer Service
▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 214 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 24%
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