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Help Desk Administrator Salary

A Help Desk Administrator earns an average salary of $42,767 per year. A skill in Windows Support is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$32,078 - $61,306
(Median)
$32K
$43K
$61K
MEDIAN: $42,767
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$12.76 - $25.22
(Median)
$13
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,078 - $61,306  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,943  
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $4,875  
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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$29,968 - $59,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 246
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.76 - $25.22  
   
Overtime
$18.36 - $37.14  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,943  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $4,875  
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).
)
$29,968 - $59,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 184

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Job Description for Help Desk Administrator

Help desk administrators are in charge of handling system support activities for their company or organization. They are responsible for providing excellent client experiences and working to resolve support issues in a prompt and professional manner. One of their main tasks includes providing password and login resets for end users. In addition, they perform advanced system and network repairs, as well as provide computer information responses over email, phone, and in person as needed. Help desk administrators also complete equipment set-up, handle account renewal or termination, revise support procedures, and suggest changes as needed.

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Help Desk Administrator Tasks

  • Monitor and follow policies on backups, network, and storage capacity, and change management.
  • Use ticket tracking to document problems and their solutions, and analyze that data to improve performance and training.
  • Read or listen to client problems and collect necessary information to identify and solve technical issues.
  • Remotely or in person conduct set-up, administration, configuration, or troubleshooting of problems.

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Pay by Experience Level for Help Desk Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Help Desk Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%



National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Help Desk Administrator Salaries

Windows Support
up arrow 35%


Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 6%

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 2%

Network Support
up arrow 1%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 1%

National Average
$42,000

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 14%
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