Average Desktop Support Technician with Help Desk / Desktop Support Skills Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Desktop Support Technician with Help Desk / Desktop Support skills is $18.89.
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $26
$51 - $3,109
Profit Sharing
$100 - $5,000
$0 - $2,600
Total Pay
$30,611 - $58,104

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Job Description for Desktop Support Technician

Desktop Support Technician Tasks
  • Format, install, set up, maintain, and troubleshoot desktop and laptop computers with and for end users.
  • Coordinate with vendors to resolve problems.
  • Add or replace memory, new keyboards, motherboards, and other components.
  • Set up and troubleshoot domains, user accounts and software accounts.
  • Configure, test, and troubleshoot network connectivity and wireless access for local and remote computers or devices.
The top respondents for the job title Desktop Support Technician are from the companies Enviance, Compucom Systems Incorporated and Stefanini IT Solutions. Reported salaries are highest at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) where the average pay is $20.36. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Stefanini IT Solutions and TEKsystems, Inc, earning around $19.69 and $19.38, respectively. Dell, Inc. pays the lowest at around $16.69. CompuCom Corporation, Inc. and Enviance also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $16.72 and $18.31, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Desktop Support Technician

Skills in Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2), Computer Hardware Technician, Information Technology (IT) Support, Customer Service and Hardware Configuration are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Desktop Support Technician

An entry-level Desktop Support Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.42 based on 83 salaries. An early career Desktop Support Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.19 based on 841 salaries. A mid-career Desktop Support Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.72 based on 410 salaries. An experienced Desktop Support Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.99 based on 250 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Employees with Desktop Support Technician in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 32.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (22.8% more) and Los Angeles, California (15.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (4.6% less), Dallas, Texas (2.8% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (1.6% less).

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