Average Early-Career Desktop Support Technician Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Desktop Support Technician is $18.50.
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $25
$390 - $3,940
Profit Sharing
$175 - $5,057
$0 - $2,000
Total Pay
$30,737 - $56,205

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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 CompuCom Corporation, Inc., Enviance and NTT Data Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at TEKsystems, Inc where the average pay is $20.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Astronics and Compucom Systems Incorporated, earning around $19.95 and $19.25, respectively. NTT Data Corporation pays the lowest at around $16.26. Dell, Inc. and CompuCom Corporation, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $16.59 and $17.28, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Desktop Support Technician

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

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 $16.44 based on 182 salaries. A mid-career Desktop Support Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.49 based on 1,106 salaries. An experienced Desktop Support Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.97 based on 932 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.
Employees with Desktop Support Technician in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 29.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (26.4% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (20.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (8.1% less) and Chicago, Illinois (1.0% less).

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