Help Desk Team Leader Salary (United States)

A Help Desk Team Leader earns an average salary of $48,854 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Help Desk Team Leader Total Pay (?
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$34,864 - $67,573
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MEDIAN: $48,853
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Help Desk Team Leader Total Pay (?
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$14.06 - $27.78
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,864 - $67,573  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,554  
Profit Sharing
$550 - $5,250  
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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$33,366 - $66,734  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 421
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.06 - $27.78  
   
Overtime
$21.54 - $40.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,554  
   
Profit Sharing
$550 - $5,250  
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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$33,366 - $66,734  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 421
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Job Description for Help Desk Team Leader

Help desk team leader positions are found in a variety of industries, but they are most common in information technology. Requirements for this job are mostly related to work experience, although some positions prefer a bachelor’s degree; additionally, most require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. Work experience requirements depend on the company and pay level, but it usually includes at least two years in a help desk or customer service environment. Some positions may require specialized skills or credentials, such as security clearance and/or knowledge of specific technologies and applications.
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Help Desk Team Leader Tasks
  • Build and maintain knowledge bases for users and help desk team.
  • Interact with organization management to report metrics and to determine priorities and desired response times.
  • Lead help desk staff, setting schedules, evaluating performance, and creating standard protocols.
  • Control work flow for tickets and long-term projects, and escalate issues as they arise.

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Pay by Experience Level for Help Desk Team Leader

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

Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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Houston
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National Average
$47,000
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Experience Affects Help Desk Team Leader Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$47,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Help Desk Team Leader Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
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Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
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National Average
$47,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
19%
female alumni
 
Male
81%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 10%
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