Desktop Support Technician with System Administration Skills Salary

A Desktop Support Technician with System Administration skills earns an average salary of $44,508 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$35,372 - $60,977
$35K
$45K
$61K
MEDIAN: $44,785
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50%
90%

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$14.49 - $26.66
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$20
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MEDIAN: $20.07
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$0$60K
Salary $35,372 - $60,977
Bonus $0.00 - $4,041
Profit Sharing $1,000
Total Pay (?
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$32,928 - $60,878
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 124
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $14.49 - $26.66
Overtime $21.94 - $39.87
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,041
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$32,928 - $60,878
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 152

Job Description for Desktop Support Technician

Desktop support technicians are usually the first people who are called when something goes wrong with a desktop computer in their company or the company's network. The duties range from remote desktop assistance to providing support over the telephone to troubleshooting issues that arise with computers. Desktop support technicians must prioritize the issues they receive. For example, a computer that completely crashes is usually considered a high priority over someone who can't figure out how to send an email.

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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.

Desktop Support Technician Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Desktop Support Technician

Pay by Experience for a Desktop Support Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Desktop Support Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 96 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Desktop Support Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 68 salaries. An experienced Desktop Support Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 46 salaries. A Desktop Support Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 9 salaries.

Key Stats for Desktop Support Technician

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Desktop Support Technician Salaries

Experienced
▲7%

Mid-Career
▲4%

Late-Career
▲4%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 19%