Men represent the vast majority of Network Support Engineers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $60K per year nationwide. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by the company and experience level. Most Network Support Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision plans. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,761 - $88,206
(Median)
$42K
$60K
$88K
MEDIAN: $60,308
10%
50%
90%

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$15.21 - $45.30
(Median)
$15
$24
$45
MEDIAN: $23.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$41,761 - $88,206  
   
Bonus
$679 - $9,667  
Profit Sharing
$4,231  
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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$41,016 - $92,260  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $45.30  
   
Overtime
$19.86 - $62.01  
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
$679 - $9,667  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,231  
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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$41,016 - $92,260  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Network Support Engineer


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Network Support Engineers may progress into high-paying roles like Senior Network Engineer, where median compensation is $90K annually.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Network Support Engineer


Cisco Systems Inc offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $79K.

Employees at Southern Graphic Systems Inc take home the smallest paychecks, and $55K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $53K and quickly nearing the top at only $57K.

Popular Skills for Network Support Engineer


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Troubleshooting, Network Support, Switching and Routing, and Network Management / Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Cisco Networking, and Network Management / Administration. Those proficient in Network Support are, more often than not, also skilled 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.


The average inexperienced worker earns $55K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $64K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Network Support Engineers make a median salary of $76K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $75K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,231

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, 33 percent higher than the national average. Network Support Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+27 percent), New York (+25 percent), Spokane (+25 percent), and Atlanta (+11 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 8 percent south of the national average, can be found in Louisville.

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Experience Affects Network Support Engineer Salaries


Late-Career
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National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Network Support Engineer Salaries

Troubleshooting
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Network Support
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National Average
$60,000

Switching and Routing
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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