Desktop Engineer Salary

Desktop Engineers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $63K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Work is enjoyable for Desktop Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$44,342 - $95,417
$44K
$63K
$95K
MEDIAN: $63,005
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50%
90%

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$17.57 - $31.44
$18
$24
$31
MEDIAN: $24.28
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$0$95K
Salary $44,342 - $95,417
Bonus $0.00 - $10,000
Profit Sharing $0.21 - $4,894
Total Pay (?
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$41,433 - $92,628
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 253
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $17.57 - $31.44
Overtime $24.60 - $50.98
Annual Data $0$92K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,000
Profit Sharing $0.21 - $4,894
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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$41,433 - $92,628
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 101

Job Description for Desktop Engineer

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.

Common Career Paths for Desktop Engineer


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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 for Desktop Engineer


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 for Desktop Engineer

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

National Average: $59,538

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).

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Key Stats for Desktop Engineer

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Desktop Engineer Salaries

▲17%

▲5%

National Average
$60,000

▼2%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Desktop Engineer Salaries

Systems Engineering
▲29%

Windows 7
▲18%

Automation Scripting
▲15%


SCCM
▲7%



National Average
$60,000

VMware ESX
▼3%







Cisco Networking
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 15%