Entry-Level Help Desk Administrators are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $40K per year on average. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Help Desk Administrators. A fair number get medical and dental insurance, and the larger part get vision plans, too. Men make up the vast majority of Entry-Level Help Desk Administrators (84 percent) who took the survey. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$29,149 - $52,698
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$53K
MEDIAN: $39,956
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90%

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$14.29 - $22.80
(Median)
$14
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,149 - $52,698  
   
Bonus
$98.99 - $3,915  
Profit Sharing
$1,345  
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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$29,619 - $51,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 98
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.29 - $22.80  
   
Overtime
$21.40 - $33.22  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$98.99 - $3,915  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,345  
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).
)
$29,619 - $51,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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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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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Network Support
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National Average
$39,000

Customer Service
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Network Management / Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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