Network Support Engineer Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Network Support Engineers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $61K per year nationwide. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by tenure and the particular employer. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision insurance. Most Network Support Engineers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average.

$41,437 - $87,960
$41K
$61K
$88K
MEDIAN: $60,925
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50%
90%

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$14.54 - $45.96
$15
$24
$46
MEDIAN: $23.62
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$41,437 - $87,960  
   
Bonus
$1,939 - $9,667  
Profit Sharing
$5,462  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,394 - $92,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$14.54 - $45.96  
   
Overtime
$21.00 - $62.53  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,939 - $9,667  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,462  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,394 - $92,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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Job Description for Network Support Engineer

A network support engineer is a position in the information technology (IT) field concerned mostly with the development and ongoing upkeep of various Internet, intranet, and online storage capabilities for a company. They normally work for larger companies that rely on online connectivity to do business. The engineer may be concerned with two aspects of network functionality. For companies that rely on online retail sales from outside customers, the quality of servers provide access to the Internet at large is important. The engineer must work to ensure there are redundant systems that keep the site online at all times.

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Network Support Engineer Tasks

  • Identify, replicate, and troubleshoot to resolve customer network problems.
  • Document all customer interaction, including configuration and network requirements.
  • Provide high quality customer service, including training and offering preventative solutions.
  • Assess technical needs and metrics to provide strategic assessments and reports.

Common Career Paths for Network Support Engineer


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At the upper end, Network Support Engineers who move into a Senior Network Engineer role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Senior Network Engineers is a much higher $90K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Network Support Engineer


F5 Networks, Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $76K.

The lowest salaries can be found at Southern Graphic Systems Inc — median pay is $55K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $53K and only reaching $57K.

Popular Skills for Network Support Engineer


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Network Support, Troubleshooting, Switching and Routing, and Network Management / Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking and Cisco Networking. Most people skilled in Network Support are similarly competent in Cisco Networking and Network Management / Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Support Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $55K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $63K. Network Support Engineers bring in $77K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $76K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,387

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Network Support Engineers, 34 percent higher than the national average. Network Support Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+26 percent), New York (+24 percent), Spokane (+24 percent), and Atlanta (+11 percent). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Louisville is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Key Stats for Network Support Engineer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Network Support Engineer Salaries

▲27%

Late-Career
▲26%

▲4%

National Average
$60,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Network Support Engineer Salaries




National Average
$60,000



Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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