$42,500
Avg. Salary
$20.00
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Help Desk Technician with Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 1) skills in Washington, District of Columbia is $20.00 per hour.

The average pay for a Help Desk Technician with Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 1) skills in Washington, District of Columbia is $42,500 per year.

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MEDIAN $20.00
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MEDIAN $42,500
$34,888 - $61,762
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$0$61K
Salary $34,888 - $61,762
Bonus $500
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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$34,107 - $59,794
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 3 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 14
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $15.30 - $25.17
Overtime $35.00
Annual Data $0$59K
Bonus $500
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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$34,107 - $59,794
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 3 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

Job Description for Help Desk Technician

Help desk technicians are needed by virtually every company that produces or uses sophisticated computer equipment. When either customers or colleagues run into technical problems, the help desk technician identifies, troubleshoots, and resolves the issue. They typically field calls or emails from end users who are having trouble with some aspect of a sophisticated system. By listening to a description of the problem and accessing information about the specific system or application the user is trying to operate, the technician endeavors to guide him or her resolve the problem. The technician will make suggestions, attempting different means of fixing the issue until it is resolved. In the unlikely event that the problem persists, the help desk technician can usually refer the problem to a higher-level technician and may suggest a workaround until the problem can be permanently resolved.

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Help Desk Technician Tasks

  • Install and update desktops, laptops, PDAs, peripherals, networks, and related software.
  • Troubleshoot all information technology issues, including software, hardware, and networking.

About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
672,228
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
Washington:
$75,628
District of Columbia:
$75,628
$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
$551,300
5.0%

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Q: What is it like working in Washington, District of Columbia?

Help Desk Technician in Washington, District of Columbia:
"Expensive."
Pros: coorporate life
Cons: cost

Key Stats for Help Desk Technician

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
8%

Experience Affects Help Desk Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
▲27%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 11%