Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Though Information Technology Specialists with Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2) skills can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. Starting at around $41K, salaries see a boost to $44K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $55K. A 20-year tenure heralds decreased salary growth, and Information Technology Specialists with Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2) skills who have made it this far report earning around $57K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 26 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. More than half of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.