Help Desk Analyst Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$37,000
$25,000
$37,000
$55,000
The average help desk analyst makes about $37,960 per year. That's $18.25 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $25,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $55,000. Many of help desk analysts seem to be drawn to professional and technology companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case help desk analysts tend to work at health care, professional, and manufacturing companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that California, Washington and Alaska pay help desk analysts the highest salaries.
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Map of Help Desk Analyst Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Help Desk Analysts earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Help Desk Analyst Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a help desk analyst is roughly $37,960 per year, which boils down to $18.25 per hour. Interestingly enough, help desk analysts have the highest salaries in Los Angeles, CA at about $60,569 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Los Angeles, CA is $33,000. Additionally, help desk analysts make more than the average salary in Washington, DC, Seattle, WA, New York, NY, Portland, OR, and Arlington, VA. On a more broad level, help desk analyst salaries are highest in California, Washington, Alaska, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Oregon. On the contrary, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Louisiana offer the lowest help desk analyst salaries.

Average Help Desk Analyst Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a help desk analyst, being employed by a company such as Irvine or CB Richard Ellis Memphis would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like GFI Real Estate and Union Bank also report highly competitive salaries for help desk analysts.

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Average Help Desk Analyst Pay By Industry

The salary for a help desk analyst can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for help desk analysts tend to be found in health care, professional, and manufacturing companies. In fact, help desk analysts can make a yearly salary of $45,463 while working for health care companies.

Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$45,463
$45k
Professional
Professional
$43,801
$44k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$41,779
$42k
Finance
Finance
$38,521
$39k
Technology
Technology
$35,851
$36k
Retail
Retail
$31,428
$31k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$26,012
$26k

Help Desk Analyst Salary History

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Help Desk Analyst Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a help desk analyst can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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$35,688
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$39,653
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$41,740
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$41,302
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