Network Support Engineer Salary

Men account for the majority of Network Support Engineers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $62K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience and the individual firm. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$41,913 - $86,616
$42K
$62K
$87K
MEDIAN: $62,394
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50%
90%

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$14.45 - $36.06
$14
$23
$36
MEDIAN: $23.40
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$41,913 - $86,616  
   
Bonus
$2,394 - $8,139  
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
Total Pay (?
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$40,230 - $90,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$14.45 - $36.06  
   
Overtime
$20.00 - $59.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,394 - $8,139  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
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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$40,230 - $90,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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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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As Network Support Engineers transition into upper-level roles such as Senior Network Engineer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Senior Network Engineers earn $90K on average per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Network Support Engineer


Network Support Engineers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at F5 Networks, Inc., where the average salary comes to $76K.

Southern Graphic Systems Inc offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $55K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $53K to $57K.

Popular Skills for Network Support Engineer


Network Support Engineers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Network Management / Administration, Network Support, Troubleshooting, and Switching and Routing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking and Cisco Networking. The majority of those who know Network Support also know 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $55K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $63K. Network Support Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $76K. Network Support Engineers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,030

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

Home to some of the best pay for Network Support Engineers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 31 percent above the national average. Network Support Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+25 percent), New York (+23 percent), Spokane (+23 percent), and Atlanta (+9 percent). Louisville is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 10 percent.

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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 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Network Support Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲25%

▲24%

▲3%

National Average
$61,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Network Support Engineer Salaries





National Average
$61,000


Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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