A Desktop Support Technician in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $47,597 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Hardware Configuration and Microsoft Active Directory.

$34,460 - $72,184
(Median)
$34K
$48K
$72K
MEDIAN: $47,597
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$17.65 - $26.07
(Median)
$18
$22
$26
MEDIAN: $22.00
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Salary
$34,460 - $72,184  
   
Bonus
$200.00  
Total Pay (?
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$35,582 - $68,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$17.65 - $26.07  
   
Overtime
$37.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$200.00  
   
Total Pay (?
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$35,582 - $68,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
632,019
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
Washington:
$75,628
District of Columbia:
$75,628
$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
$551,300
5.0%

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Experience Affects Desktop Support Technician Salaries



National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Desktop Support Technician Salaries

Hardware Configuration
up arrow 19%

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 12%

Customer Service
up arrow 8%

Help Desk / Desktop Support
up arrow 3%

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 1%

Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 1%

Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
$47,000

Software Installation & Upgrade
up arrow 1%

PC Support
up arrow 1%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 2%

Computer Service
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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