Average Desktop Support Specialist Salary

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The average salary for a Desktop Support Specialist is $49,060.
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$36k - $69k
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$873 - $8k
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$35k - $68k

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Job Description for Desktop Support Specialist

Desktop Support Specialist Tasks
  • Create and maintain a variety of computer images for Windows and Mac OS systems.
  • Evaluate new product versions and recommend upgrade schedules.
  • Work with vendors to troubleshoot and resolve issues.
  • Deliver support for reported problems with desktop computers, laptops, peripherals and mobile devices.
  • Install and configure desktop computer hardware, software and peripherals using standard procedures.

Job Satisfaction for Desktop Support Specialist

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The top respondents for the job title Desktop Support Specialist are from the companies International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., SomaLogic and University of Texas (UT) - Austin. Reported salaries are highest at SomaLogic where the average pay is $52,495. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., earning around $52,431. University of Texas (UT) - Austin pays the lowest at around $40,539. University of Michigan (U-M) also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $42,737.

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Popular Skills for Desktop Support Specialist

Skills in Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2) and Microsoft Active Directory are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Help Desk / Desktop Support, Troubleshooting and Computer Hardware Technician.

Pay by Experience Level for Desktop Support Specialist

An entry-level Desktop Support Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $42,663 based on 33 salaries. An early career Desktop Support Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,735 based on 484 salaries. A mid-career Desktop Support Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,827 based on 359 salaries. An experienced Desktop Support Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,598 based on 343 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $57,679.
Employees with Desktop Support Specialist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 9.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (9.5% more) and Chicago, Illinois (5.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (10.4% less) and Dallas, Texas (10.4% less).

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