The average salary for a Customer Support Engineer is $66,059.
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Job Description for Customer Support Engineer
Customer support engineers respond to customer inquiries about technical problems through an Internet-based system, telephone calls, and email. They must have strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and be able to work under pressure to solve the technical problems for personal and business clients. The customer support engineer documents calls from clients and provides troubleshooting help to find the problem and isolate it. They then must find the resolution and ensure the cli…Read more
Customer Support Engineer Tasks
- Directly troubleshoot and solve technical issues with customers.
- Document customer needs, problems, interventions and interactions, informing clients as changes occur.
- Use debugging tools, simulations, and scripts to isolate and fix problems.
- Guide and assist with installations and technical training, including documentation.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Customer Support Engineer
The top respondents for the job title Customer Support Engineer are from the companies Cisco Systems Inc, NCR Corp and ASML Lithography. Reported salaries are highest at Pratt and Whitney where the average pay is $81,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Osisoft, Inc. and ASML Lithography, earning around $76,682 and $67,563, respectively. NCR Corp pays the lowest at around $45,009. Actuate Corporation and Axium, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $53,246 and $67,321, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Customer Support Engineer
Skills in Network Support are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Information Technology (IT) Support, Cisco Networking, Customer Service and Troubleshooting.
Pay by Experience Level for Customer Support Engineer
An entry-level Customer Support Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $62,055 based on 48 salaries. An early career Customer Support Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,950 based on 270 salaries. A mid-career Customer Support Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,843 based on 131 salaries. An experienced Customer Support Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,433 based on 79 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $84,231.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Customer Support Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 52.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (23.9% more) and Dallas, Texas (11.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (7.6% less) and Raleigh, North Carolina (4.4% less).
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