Entry-Level Desktop Support Technician Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians lies in the neighborhood of $17.51 per hour. In the world of Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians, total cash compensation can vary between $29K and $54K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $3K and $5K, respectively. Although about a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,136 - $57,924
$32K
$42K
$58K
MEDIAN: $41,871
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90%

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$13.28 - $24.57
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$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.59
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$0$57K
Salary $32,136 - $57,924
Bonus $0.00 - $3,345
Profit Sharing $255.32 - $5,034
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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$29,689 - $54,692
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 577
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $13.28 - $24.57
Overtime $19.60 - $37.97
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $0.00 - $3,345
Profit Sharing $255.32 - $5,034
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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$29,689 - $54,692
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 993

Desktop Support Technician Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,195

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

Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians will find that Denver offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 22 percent. Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+20 percent), New York (+17 percent), San Jose (+14 percent), and Boston (+12 percent). Entry-Level Desktop Support Technicians in Knoxville earn salaries far below the national average by 28 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Workers in Atlanta and Austin earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

Desktop Support Technician Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Desktop Support Technician in Bridgewater:
"Advice."
Look to stay challenged, gain exposure and experience, learn new technologies and have a sense of urgency.

Desktop Support Technician in Aurora:
"Trend is outsourcing."
Watch for signs of outsourcing.

Key Stats for Desktop Support Technician

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 262 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
19%

Skills That Affect Desktop Support Technician Salaries




Windows Support
▲2%



Customer Service
▼0%

▼0%



National Average
$39,000

Microsoft Office
▼1%

Systems Troubleshooting
▼1%

Network Support
▼1%

Computer Service
▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 262 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 24%