Entry-Level Help Desk Administrator Salary

An average Entry-Level Help Desk Administrator can expect to take home roughly $17.80 per hour. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Entry-Level Help Desk Administrators (82 percent) who took the survey are men. Most Entry-Level Help Desk Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,982 - $57,380
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$57K
MEDIAN: $40,588
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$12.66 - $23.00
(Median)
$13
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,982 - $57,380  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,903  
Profit Sharing
$1,125  
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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$28,984 - $54,143  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 146
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.66 - $23.00  
   
Overtime
$18.91 - $33.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,903  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,125  
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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$28,984 - $54,143  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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Skills That Affect Help Desk Administrator Salaries

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Network Management / Administration
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National Average
$40,000

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Network Support
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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