How much does a Help Desk Specialist make?

Updated Jul 23, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$43,813 /yr
Average Base Pay

300 salaries

$31K

Low

$44K

Average

$61K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Help Desk Specialist is $43,813 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Help Desk Specialist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 300 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Help Desk Specialist employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Helpdesk Technician$41,581 /yr
L3
Senior Helpdesk Technician$62,255 /yr
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$43,324

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$43,372

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$41,406

per year

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$42,596

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U.S. Bank
3.7

U.S. Bank

Help Desk Specialist

$43,661

 /yr
Range: $38K - $55K
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$38K

$55K

$37,957 - $54,928 Range

Commonwealth Financial Network
4.2

Commonwealth Financial Network

Help Desk Specialist

$47,954

 /yr
Range: $42K - $51K

$42K

$51K

$41,749 - $50,950 Range

Westat
3.6

Westat

Help Desk Specialist - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $14 - $15

$14

$15

$14 - $15 Range

Airgas
3.8

Airgas

Help Desk Specialist - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $21 - $22

$21

$22

$21 - $22 Range

Spectrum
3.2

Spectrum

Help Desk Specialist - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $19 - $28

$19

$28

$19 - $28 Range

Jones Day
4

Jones Day

Help Desk Specialist

$49,463

 /yr
Range: $49K - $61K

$49K

$61K

$49,463 - $60,900 Range

Mesa Public Schools
3.9

Mesa Public Schools

Help Desk Specialist - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $15 - $20

$15

$20

$15 - $20 Range

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SRA International
3.8

SRA International

Help Desk Specialist

$42,743

 /yr
Range: $42K - $45K

$42K

$45K

$42,022 - $45,280 Range

Questeq
4.5

Questeq

Help Desk Specialist - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $11 - $11

$11

$11

$11 - $11 Range

Sears
3.2

Sears

Help Desk Specialist - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $18 - $21

$18

$21

$18 - $21 Range

University of Texas at Austin
4.3

University of Texas at Austin

Help Desk Specialist

$49,463

 /yr
Range: $45K - $51K

$45K

$51K

$45,182 - $50,950 Range

Stage Stores
3.1

Stage Stores

Help Desk Specialist

$43,967

 /yr
Range: $36K - $45K

$36K

$45K

$36,436 - $45,262 Range

cxLoyalty
3.5

cxLoyalty

Help Desk Specialist - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $16 - $18

$16

$18

$16 - $18 Range

SAIC
4

SAIC

Help Desk Specialist
About 

$36K -$53K

$36K

$53K

$35,980 - $53,312 Range

Ensign College
4.2

Ensign College

Help Desk Specialist - Hourly
About 

$9 -$14

 hourly

$9

$14

$9 - $14 Range

Apex Systems
3.8

Apex Systems

Help Desk Specialist - Hourly
About 

$17 -$19

 hourly

$17

$19

$17 - $19 Range

NCI
3.7

NCI

Help Desk Specialist
About 

$31K -$41K

$31K

$41K

$30,653 - $41,482 Range

TEKsystems
3.8

TEKsystems

Help Desk Specialist - Hourly
About 

$16 -$23

 hourly

$16

$23

$16 - $23 Range

Windstream
3.2

Windstream

Help Desk Specialist - Hourly
About 

$14 -$16

 hourly

$14

$16

$14 - $16 Range

PRO Unlimited
3.9

PRO Unlimited

Help Desk Specialist - Hourly
About 

$27 -$37

 hourly

$27

$37

$27 - $37 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Help Desk Specialist salaries

The national average salary for a Help Desk Specialist is $43,813 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Help Desk Specialist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 300 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Help Desk Specialist employees.

The highest salary for a Help Desk Specialist in United States is $61,015 per year.

The lowest salary for a Help Desk Specialist in United States is $31,461 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Help Desk Specialist or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Help Desk Specialist.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent help desk specialist salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$40,000
per year
A Help Desk Analyst in the Baton Rouge, LA Area area reported making $40,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Baton Rouge, LA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
$45,000
per year
A Help Desk Technician in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $45,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$18
hourly
An IT Help Desk Technician in the Champaign, IL Area area reported making $18 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Champaign, IL Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$20
hourly
A Help Desk Technician in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $20 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$20
hourly
An IT Helpdesk Consultant in the Milwaukee, WI Area area reported making $20 per hour
Job Highlights
Milwaukee, WI Area area
Contract
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$18
hourly
A Help Desk Technician in the Bridgeport, CT Area area reported making $18 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Bridgeport, CT Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Contract
$22
hourly
A Help Desk Technician in the Pittsburgh, PA Area area reported making $22 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Pittsburgh, PA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$5,000
monthly
A Help Desk Support Officer in the Albany, NY Area area reported making $5,000 per month
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Albany, NY Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$46,200
per year
A Help Desk Specialist in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $46,200 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$11
hourly
A Desktop Support in the Ann Arbor, MI Area area reported making $11 per hour
Job Highlights
Ann Arbor, MI Area area
Temporary
 
10000+ employees
College / University
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