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Entry-Level Help Desk Administrator Salary

Entry-Level Help Desk Administrators are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $40K per year on average. Most Entry-Level Help Desk Administrators survey respondents are men (74 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$31,251 - $58,941
(Median)
$31K
$40K
$59K
MEDIAN: $40,287
10%
50%
90%

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$11.88 - $22.17
(Median)
$12
$18
$22
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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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$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,251 - $58,941  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,294  
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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$28,117 - $52,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $22.17  
   
Overtime
$17.88 - $33.46  
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.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,294  
   
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).
)
$28,117 - $52,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 120

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level 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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Network Support
0%

National Average
$40,000

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 17%