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Help Desk Specialist Salary

How much does a Help Desk Specialist make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Help Desk Specialist

$52,408 (USD)/yr

$25 (USD)/hr

$1,473 (USD)/yr

$51,792 (USD)/yr

$25 (USD)/hr

$1,473 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Assesses and troubleshoots computer support problems and applies understanding of computer software and hardware products and services to resolve problems of users. Receives telephone calls and e-mails from users having problems using computer software and hardware or inquiring how to use specific software, programming languages, electronic mail, or operating systems. Ascertains from computer user the nature of problem, determines whether problem is caused by hardware, such as modem, printer, cables, or telephone, formulates diagnosis, and assists users through problem solving steps.
The average help desk specialist salary in United States is $52,408 or an equivalent hourly rate of $25. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,473. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$38,494 (USD)

$64,032 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$60,755 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Help Desk Specialist will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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