Entry-Level Desktop Support Technician Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Desktop Support Technician earns an average wage of $16.74 per hour.
Entry-Level Desktop Support Technician Total Pay (?
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$29,357 - $54,184
(Median)
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47K
54K
MEDIAN: $39,888
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Entry-Level Desktop Support Technician Total Pay (?
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$11.85 - $23.51
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,357 - $54,184  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,041  
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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$26,784 - $52,342  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,397
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.85 - $23.51  
   
Overtime
$17.59 - $35.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,041  
   
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).
)
$26,784 - $52,342  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,397
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Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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San Francisco
up arrow 18%
San Diego
up arrow 13%
Denver
up arrow 12%
Los Angeles
up arrow 9%
New York
up arrow 8%
Chicago
up arrow 7%
San Jose
up arrow 7%
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Philadelphia
up arrow 1%
National Average
$38,000
Cleveland
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Dallas
up arrow 3%
Seattle
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Atlanta
up arrow 4%
Miami
up arrow 8%
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Desktop Support Technician Salaries

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
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Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 5%
Customer Service
up arrow 4%
PC Support
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%
Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%
National Average
$38,000
Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 1%
Software Installation & Upgrade
up arrow 1%
Windows Support
up arrow 1%
Computer Service
up arrow 1%
Help Desk / Desktop Support
up arrow 2%
Hardware Configuration
up arrow 2%
Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 4%
Network Support
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 25%
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