Entry-Level Support Engineer, Information Technology (IT) Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Information Technology Support Engineers come in at around $52K annually on average. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$36,266 - $73,645
$36K
$52K
$74K
MEDIAN: $51,759
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50%
90%

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$11.81 - $31.03
$12
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $20.96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,266 - $73,645  
   
Bonus
$101.22 - $10,825  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$32,686 - $75,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 221
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.81 - $31.03  
   
Overtime
$16.69 - $49.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$101.22 - $10,825  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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).
)
$32,686 - $75,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,643

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Entry-Level Information Technology Support Engineers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 48 percent. Entry-Level Information Technology Support Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+14 percent) and Portland (+10 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Entry-Level Information Technology Support Engineers in St. Louis earning a whopping 32 percent below the national average. Workers in New York and Boston earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 11 percent.

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Key Stats for Support Engineer, Information Technology (IT)

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
19%
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Skills That Affect Support Engineer, Information Technology (IT) Salaries

Linux
▲29%

SQL
▲20%

System Administration
▲9%

Systems Troubleshooting
▲8%

Troubleshooting
▲2%

Windows Operating System General Use
▲2%

Network Management / Administration
▲1%

Network Support
▼0%

National Average
$51,000

Help Desk / Desktop Support
▼1%

Microsoft Exchange
▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼3%

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
▼5%

Cisco Networking
▼5%

Microsoft Active Directory
▼8%

Computer Hardware Technician
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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