$61,844
Avg. Salary
$24.37
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,441

Bonus

$700

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Desktop Engineer is $24.37 per hour.

The average pay for a Desktop Engineer is $61,844 per year.

10%
$17.88
10%
$24.37
50%
$33.16
90%
90%
MEDIAN $24.37
10%
$41k
10%
$62k
50%
$93k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $61,844
$41,481 - $93,416
$41K
$62K
$93K
MEDIAN: $61,844
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$17.88 - $33.16
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$0$93K
Salary $41,481 - $93,416
Bonus $0.00 - $10,137
Profit Sharing $1.70 - $4,122
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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$40,591 - $91,788
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 460
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $17.88 - $33.16
Overtime $27.31 - $54.18
Annual Data $0$91K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,137
Profit Sharing $1.70 - $4,122
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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$40,591 - $91,788
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 203

Job Description

A desktop engineer specializes in building and maintaining information technology (IT) in a professional capacity. They are usually employed by companies that need an on-site expert to manage office networks and technology. The responsibilities of a desktop engineer cover a wide range of duties within the area of information technology, including handling network creation and maintenance, designing and implementing security solutions, troubleshooting technical issues with staff, and generally managing all kinds of IT-related situations and problems.

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Desktop Engineer Tasks
  • Correct hardware problems with laptops, desktops and other computing equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain standard software configurations.
  • Perform support services to employees with technical problems an IT issues.
  • Assist in development of IT and infrastructure projects.
  • Manage returns on warranted systems and parts.

Popular Employer Salaries

$0$55K

$51,562

Common Career Paths


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Desktop Engineers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Systems Engineer. Median pay for Systems Engineers is $64K.

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Popular Skills


Desktop Engineers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Systems Engineering, Windows 7, and Automation Scripting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 17 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Cisco Networking, Microsoft Office, and Windows Support. Those proficient in System Administration are, more often than not, also skilled in Windows 2003 Server.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Desktop Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Desktop Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 148 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Desktop Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 144 salaries. An experienced Desktop Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 138 salaries. A Desktop Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 26 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

34%

2%

National Average: $59,059

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

For Desktop Engineers, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Desktop Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+17 percent), Minneapolis (+15 percent), Houston (+13 percent), and Washington (+10 percent). Desktop Engineers in Nashville take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 34 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Pittsburgh (21 percent lower) and Troy (14 percent lower).

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Desktop Engineer?

Desktop Engineer in Los Angeles:
"Hard work, high stress, understaffed, good opportunities, good culture."
Pros: good opportunities, good culture
Cons: high stress, poor planning between departments, leading to last minute requests that delay everything. understaffed.

Desktop Engineer in San Diego:
"Good, but could be better."
Pros: Its my Home
Cons: Long drive

Desktop Engineer in Somerset:
"Review."
Pros: The city is a nice town to work in. Fast routes to major highways for commuting.
Cons: Rush hour and traffic experiences with frequent car accidents near crucial locations.

Desktop Engineer in Stamford:
"Very Challenging Dynamic Environment."
Pros: Solving problems no-one else can.
Cons: Lack of resources to do things with a best practice manner.

Related Job Salaries

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 110 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
9%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲18%

▲6%

National Average
$59,000

▼1%

▼10%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Systems Engineering
▲30%

Windows 7
▲19%

Automation Scripting
▲16%


SCCM
▲8%



National Average
$59,000

VMware ESX
▼3%







Cisco Networking
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 16%