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Desktop Engineer Demographics in the US

The average employee age for desktop engineers is 41 years. The desktop engineer workforce reached a whopping 140,779 in 2020!

Among desktop engineers, we discovered that 12.3% of them are women, while 83.9% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among desktop engineers is White, which makes up 59.4% of all desktop engineers. Comparatively, there are 13.3% of the Asian ethnicity and 13.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

Desktop Engineer Statistics and Facts in the US

After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 140,779 desktop engineers currently employed in the United States.
  • 12.3% of all desktop engineers are women, while only 83.9% are men.
  • The average age of an employed desktop engineer is 41 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of desktop engineers is White (59.4%), followed by Asian (13.3%) and Hispanic or Latino (13.0%).
  • The majority of desktop engineers are located in NY, New York and IL, Chicago.
  • Desktop engineers are most in-demand in New York, NY.
  • Desktop engineers are paid an average annual salary of $75,202.
  • San Francisco, CA pays an annual average wage of $101,400, the highest in the US.
  • Desktop engineers average starting salary is $52,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 95% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid desktop engineers earn as much as $107,000 or more.
  • California is the best state for desktop engineers to live.
  • Desktop engineers are more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies.

Desktop Engineer Statistics by Race

The most common ethnicity among desktop engineers is White, which makes up 59.4% of all desktop engineers. Comparatively, there are 13.3% of the Asian ethnicity and 13.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

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  • White, 59.4%
  • Asian, 13.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 13.0%
  • Black or African American, 10.9%
  • Unknown, 2.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Desktop Engineers

The chart below shows that 49.2% of desktop engineers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Chinese at 6.6% and French is the third-most popular at 6.6%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 49.2%
  • Chinese, 6.6%
  • French, 6.6%
  • Vietnamese, 4.9%
  • Japanese, 4.9%
  • Other, 27.8%

Types of Desktop Engineer Degree Levels

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for desktop engineers. The most common degree for desktop engineers is bachelor's degree. In fact, 45% of desktop engineers earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 26% and rounding it off is master's degree with 4%.

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  • Bachelors degree, 45%
  • Associate degree, 26%
  • Masters degree, 4%
  • Diploma degree, 4%
  • Other Degrees, 21%

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Desktop Engineer Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among desktop engineers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Desktop Engineer Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the desktop engineer position over time.


Desktop Engineer Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of desktop engineers changed.

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Average Age of a Desktop Engineer Based On Race And Gender

We determined the average age of desktop engineers based on ethnicity and gender.


The Average Number of Years That Desktop Engineer Stay in a Job

By looking over 3,700 desktop engineers resumes, we figured out that the average desktop engineer enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 32%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

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11+ years

Desktop Engineer Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of desktop engineer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of desktop engineers is 40+ years old, which represents 55% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Desktop Engineer Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, senior data center engineer and senior windows engineer have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Informatics Nurse Specialist14%82%
Clinical Support Specialist21%73%
Clinic Administrator23%72%
Desktop Engineer84%12%
Computer Mechanic93%2%
Senior Windows Engineer93%4%
Senior Data Center Engineer96%2%
Senior Data Center Engineer
Senior Windows Engineer
Computer Mechanic
Desktop Engineer
Clinic Administrator
Clinical Support Specialist
Informatics Nurse Specialist

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Desktop Engineer Gender Pay Gap

Male Income
Female Income

Desktop Engineer Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and Asian women make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Desktop Engineer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
High School Diploma or Less$83,639
Some College/ Associate Degree$85,683
Bachelor's Degree$95,954
Master's Degree$109,095

Desktop Engineer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

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Desktop Engineer Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a desktop engineer can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of desktop engineers is $113,066. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Desktop Engineers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where desktop engineers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Desktop Engineers Located?

By looking through more than 3,700 resumes, we found that the most popular places for desktop engineers are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of Desktop Engineers

Where Are Desktop Engineers In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country desktop engineers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Desktop Engineer Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ desktop engineers. We found that the most common company type is public. In addition, the industry that employs the most desktop engineers is the technology industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire desktop engineers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Desktop Engineer Work In

Employees with the desktop engineer job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most desktop engineers prefer to work at public companies over private companies.

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Top Industries Hiring Desktop Engineers

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ desktop engineers. Those industries include technology, finance and health care.

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Fortune 500


Health Care