Average Support Staff Salary
$28,000 yearly
$13.59 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$21,000
10 %
$28,000
Median
$37,000
90 %
What Is The Average Support Staff Salary?
The average support staff salary is $28,258 per year, or $13.59 per hour, in the United States. In terms of salary range, an entry level support staff salary is roughly $21,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $37,000. If you like following the crowd, non profits and health care companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out finance, retail, and education companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Virginia, and Delaware provide the highest support staff salaries.

Average Support Staff Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where desk clerks supervisors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Support Staff average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$25,268
$12.15
Alaska
$30,660
$14.74
Arizona
$28,714
$13.80
Arkansas
$20,900
$10.05
California
$36,095
$17.35
Colorado
$32,308
$15.53
Connecticut
$37,538
$18.05
Delaware
$37,037
$17.81
District of Columbia
$39,714
$19.09
Florida
$28,518
$13.71
Georgia
$27,854
$13.39
Hawaii
$28,448
$13.68
Idaho
$24,834
$11.94
Illinois
$33,055
$15.89
Indiana
$24,895
$11.97
Iowa
$26,887
$12.93
Kansas
$27,409
$13.18
Kentucky
$26,337
$12.66
Louisiana
$28,379
$13.64
Maine
$31,030
$14.92
Maryland
$35,141
$16.89
Massachusetts
$35,536
$17.08
Michigan
$34,657
$16.66
Minnesota
$34,416
$16.55
Mississippi
$21,700
$10.43
Missouri
$27,396
$13.17
Montana
$25,409
$12.22
Nebraska
$27,964
$13.44
Nevada
$30,608
$14.72
New Hampshire
$32,034
$15.40
New Jersey
$40,087
$19.27
New Mexico
$26,234
$12.61
New York
$41,367
$19.89
North Carolina
$29,410
$14.14
North Dakota
$31,087
$14.95
Ohio
$31,946
$15.36
Oklahoma
$25,855
$12.43
Oregon
$32,894
$15.81
Pennsylvania
$33,072
$15.90
Rhode Island
$31,709
$15.24
South Carolina
$23,795
$11.44
South Dakota
$27,383
$13.16
Tennessee
$27,874
$13.40
Texas
$29,457
$14.16
Utah
$23,003
$11.06
Vermont
$31,577
$15.18
Virginia
$37,192
$17.88
Washington
$30,624
$14.72
West Virginia
$35,428
$17.03
Wisconsin
$29,767
$14.31
Wyoming
$26,011
$12.51

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Highest Paying Cities For Support Staff

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
New York, NY
$41,813
$20.10
Santa Clara, CA
$38,235
$18.38
Bridgeport, CT
$38,091
$18.31
Chesapeake, VA
$36,951
$17.76
North Bethesda, MD
$34,865
$16.76
Muskegon, MI
$33,884
$16.29

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Average Support Staff Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $28,300
    $13.59
    +1.3%
    2020
    $27,900
    $13.40
    +1.3%
    2019
    $27,500
    $13.23
    +3.1%
    2018
    $26,600
    $12.81
    +3.5%
    2017
    $25,700
    $12.36
    +1.2%

    How Much Do Desk Clerks Supervisors Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a support staff can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for desk clerks supervisors tend to be found in finance, retail, and education companies. In fact, desk clerks supervisors can make a yearly salary of $31,087 while working for finance companies.
    RankIndustryAverage Support Staff SalarySupport Staff Salary Range
    1
    Finance
    $31,087
    $23k
    $41k
    2
    Retail
    $31,045
    $23k
    $41k
    3
    Education
    $31,022
    $23k
    $41k
    4
    Government
    $30,790
    $23k
    $41k
    5
    Hospitality
    $29,894
    $23k
    $41k
    6
    Non Profits
    $29,195
    $23k
    $41k

    High Paying Support Staff Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Service Aide

    Avg. salary: $28,764

    A family service aide is a professional social worker who addresses the behavior of clients as well as utilizes crisis intervention techniques in the effort to assist with symptom management and stabilization. Family service aides are required to monitor the progress of clients and prepare reports in preparation for court cases if needed. They must participate in community outreach events to recruit volunteers and promote awareness of child abuse. Family service aides must also conduct detailed investigations into allegations of child abuse and neglect.
    27,285 Service Aide Jobs
    Staffing Supervisor

    Avg. salary: $39,418

    A staffing supervisor monitors work procedures and manages staff. They are responsible for hiring and training staff. They also create schedules and assign duties to junior staff members. They must ensure a positive work environment.
    16,140 Staffing Supervisor Jobs
    Staff Supervisor

    Avg. salary: $32,397

    A staff supervisor is responsible for supervising staff and organizing work procedures. Their main duty is to monitor staff. They maintain staff by recruiting, training, and coaching them. They may also gather budget information. They must have good communication skills and be team-oriented.
    43,367 Staff Supervisor Jobs
    Student Support Counselor

    Avg. salary: $37,629

    A student support counselor is responsible for identifying the students' strengths and challenges through one-on-one counseling and establishing solutions to help them overcome difficulties and achieve their educational goals and aspirations. Student support counselors assist the faculty in determining appropriate programs and activities to develop the students' capabilities, especially as a way of preparing them with their career objectives. They also coordinate with the students' families for extended guidance and support for their growth and development.
    88,060 Student Support Counselor Jobs
    Direct Support Professional

    Avg. salary: $29,469

    Direct support professionals are responsible for taking care of patients with physical or mental limitations. They do a variety of tasks for their patients, such as doing household chores, running errands for them, cooking for them, feeding them, bathing and dressing them, and helping them with their medication, among others. They also provide their patients with companionship, accompanying their patients to appointments, providing emotional support, and being with their patients for the most part of the day. They should be familiar with their patients' prescribed medicines, meal plans, therapy schedules, and other items related to the betterment of the patients' condition. Direct support professionals help the patients overcome their challenges and assist them in acclimating themselves with their current environment.
    85,334 Direct Support Professional Jobs
    Support Services Coordinator

    Avg. salary: $40,482

    Support Services Coordinators are responsible for leading the administrative and deployment of a staff team. Their duties include preparing presentation documents, preparing and processing expense and budget reports, answering phone and emails, and arranging meetings. They also provide direction in the learning and development needs of staff. A Support Service Coordinator will work to ensure quality assurance is met within services and ensure the inclusion and support of employees within an organization.
    101,289 Support Services Coordinator Jobs

    Support Staff Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a support staff 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.
    Experience LevelascdescAvg. SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
    Entry Level
    $19,400
    $9.32
    Mid Level
    $23,800
    $11.45
    Senior Level
    $34,600
    $16.64

    Which Companies Pay Desk Clerks Supervisors The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Google and Ernst & Young as they offer the highest salaries for desk clerks supervisors.
    Company
    LogoRankCompanyAverage Support Staff SalarySupport Staff Salary Range
    1Google
    4.8
    $61,427
    $28k
    $76k
    2Ernst & Young
    4.9
    $47,069
    $28k
    $76k
    3BAE Systems
    4.8
    $46,492
    $28k
    $76k
    4Schlumberger
    4.8
    $42,257
    $28k
    $76k
    5Atlanta Public Schools
    4.3
    $38,420
    $28k
    $76k
    6City of Charlottesville
    4.0
    $37,506
    $28k
    $76k

    Recently Added Support Staff Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Coperta
    Support Staff
    Support Staff
    Denver, CO
    08/05/2021
    $31,305
    08/05/2021
    The Richmond Bar
    Kitchen Support Staff/Bar Back
    Kitchen Support Staff/Bar Back
    Portland, OR
    08/04/2021
    $41,740
    08/04/2021
    Jobot
    Tax Support Staff
    Tax Support Staff
    Ione, CA
    08/03/2021
    $75,000
    08/03/2021
    Patient Support Staff
    Richmond, VA
    08/03/2021
    $35,479
    08/03/2021
    10 Barrel Brewing Company Denver
    10 Barrel Brewing IS Support Staff
    10 Barrel Brewing IS Support Staff
    Denver, CO
    08/02/2021
    $30,825
    08/02/2021
    CSU, Sacramento
    HHS Staff Support (ASC I) (As0929P)
    HHS Staff Support (ASC I) (As0929P)
    Sacramento, CA
    08/02/2021
    $36,768
    08/02/2021
    The Sky Family YMCA
    Classroom Support Staff-Early Learning Center at Bonita Springs
    Classroom Support Staff-Early Learning Center at Bonita Springs
    Bonita Springs, FL
    08/01/2021
    $21,914
    08/01/2021
    Irene's IS Support Staff!
    Austin, TX
    08/01/2021
    $18,783
    08/01/2021
    Medical Support Staff
    Cove, UT
    08/01/2021
    $24,001
    08/01/2021
    Noble Riot
    Support Staff
    Support Staff
    Denver, CO
    08/01/2021
    $39,653
    08/01/2021

    Average Support Staff Salary by Demographic

    Support Staff Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $29,830
    female-income
    Female Income
    $27,773
    Median Support Staff Income by Race
    Asian desk clerks supervisors have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Unknown desk clerks supervisors have the lowest average salary at $28,207.
    $31,000
    $30,000
    $29,000
    $28,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$28,207
    White$28,791
    Black or African American$28,443
    Asian$29,893
    Hispanic or Latino$28,674
    Average Support Staff Salary by Education Level
    Desk clerks supervisors with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $34,837 annually. With a Bachelors degree, desk clerks supervisors earn a median annual income of $30,275 compared to $27,773 for desk clerks supervisors with an Associate degree.
    $36,000
    $34,000
    $32,000
    $30,000
    $28,000
    $26,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$27,072
    Master's Degree$34,837
    Bachelor's Degree$30,275
    Some College/ Associate Degree$27,773