Help Desk Specialist

Help Desk Specialist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$53,000
$33,000
Min 10%
$53,000
Median 50%
$85,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
IAP Worldwide Services
Highest Paying City
San Mateo, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
2.5 years
How much does a help desk specialist make?
Help Desk Specialists in America make an average salary of $53,247 per year or $25.6 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $85,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $33,000 per year. Professional companies and Internet companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. The best states for high paying Help Desk Specialist jobs are Alaska, District of Columbia, Washington, California, and New Jersey. The typical tenure for a Help Desk Specialist is 2.5 years.

Average Help Desk Specialist Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Help Desk Specialist in the United States is $53,247 per year or $25.6 per hour. Working in San Mateo, CA as a Help Desk Specialist will pay you the highest wages at around $75,449 per year. The average starting salary in San Mateo, CA for Help Desk Specialists is $45,000. Alaska, District of Columbia, Washington, California, and New Jersey are the highest paying states. On the other hand, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Mississippi report the lowest wages for Help Desk Specialists.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
San Mateo, CA
$75,449
2
Seattle, WA
$70,552
3
Washington, DC
$68,781
4
Milford, MA
$63,938
5
Stamford, CT
$62,106

Average Help Desk Specialist Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Help Desk Specialist makes. Professional companies and Internet companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. IAP Worldwide Services and NJVC are the highest paying companies. Companies like Management and Training and Virginia Mason Medical Center also report very competitive wages for Help Desk Specialists.

Average Help Desk Specialist Pay By Industry

Help Desk Specialist salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our analysis shows that Technology companies, Hospitality companies, and Manufacturing companies pay higher-than-average wages for Help Desk Specialists. Technology companies pay Help Desk Specialists an average salary of $54,397, Hospitality companies pay $54,266, and Manufacturing companys come in at $53,566. The types of companies that pay Help Desk Specialists the least are in the Retail industry, where the average annual salary is $50,473.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Technology
$54,397
2
Hospitality
$54,266
3
Manufacturing
$53,566
4
Finance
$53,352
5
Health Care
$52,377

Recently Added Help Desk Specialist Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Apex Systems, Inc.
Help Desk Specialist
01/31/2020
$27,131
Robert Half
Help Desk Specialist
01/29/2020
$50,000
University of Virginia
Help Desk Specialist
01/29/2020
$40,697
Pueblo Regional Library District
Help Desk Specialist
01/26/2020
$31,347
Fairfield-Suisun Unified
Help Desk Specialist
01/24/2020
$47,980
Robert Half
Help Desk Specialist
01/24/2020
$43,827
Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District
Help Desk Specialist
01/24/2020
$47,980
Randstad
Help Desk Specialist
01/23/2020
$43,827
Robert Half
Help Desk Specialist
01/22/2020
$45,000
Metropolitan Education District
Help Desk Specialist
01/18/2020
$51,696
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