Information Technology Specialist with Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2) Skills Salary

An average Information Technology Specialist with Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2) skills can expect to take home roughly $49K per year. In the world of Information Technology Specialists with Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2) skills, overall income ranges from $32K near the bottom to $68K at the top; this can include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Information Technology Specialists with Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2) skills report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Male Information Technology Specialists with Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2) skills far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$33,903 - $70,682
(Median)
$34K
$49K
$71K
MEDIAN: $48,802
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$14.18 - $27.65
(Median)
$14
$20
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,903 - $70,682  
   
Bonus
$-0.46 - $5,054  
Profit Sharing
$98.63 - $7,488  
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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$31,969 - $68,358  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 748
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.18 - $27.65  
   
Overtime
$21.12 - $41.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$-0.46 - $5,054  
   
Profit Sharing
$98.63 - $7,488  
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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$31,969 - $68,358  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 413
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Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology Specialist

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


For Information Technology Specialists with Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2) skills, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $42K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $48K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Information Technology Specialists with Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2) skills make a median salary of $52K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $55K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,106

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Information Technology Specialists with Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2) skills, San Antonio provides a pay rate that is 40 percent greater than the national average. Information Technology Specialists with Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2) skills will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+25 percent), Boston (+18 percent), Chicago (+18 percent), and Seattle (+16 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 5 percent south of the national average, can be found in Atlanta.

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Experience Affects Information Technology Specialist Salaries

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National Average
$46,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 207 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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