Network Support Engineer Salary

Men make up the majority of Network Support Engineers in the United States, bringing in about $60K annually. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though years of experience and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$41,762 - $86,594
$42K
$60K
$87K
MEDIAN: $60,169
10%
50%
90%

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$13.23 - $40.69
$13
$23
$41
MEDIAN: $22.82
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50%
90%

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$0$91K
Salary $41,762 - $86,594
Bonus $1,007 - $9,899
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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$38,868 - $91,932
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 129
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $13.23 - $40.69
Overtime $19.23 - $61.11
Annual Data $0$91K
Bonus $1,007 - $9,899
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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$38,868 - $91,932
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 29

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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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For Network Support Engineers, progressing to a Senior Network Engineer role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Senior Network Engineer can earn $90K annually.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Network Support Engineer


Those at F5 Networks, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $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


Survey results suggest that Network Support Engineers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Network Management / Administration, Network Support, Troubleshooting, and Switching and Routing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking and Cisco Networking. Most people familiar with Network Support also know Cisco Networking and Network Management / Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Support Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Network Support Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Network Support Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 95 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Network Support Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Network Support Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 29 salaries. A Network Support Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,544

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

For Network Support Engineers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. Network Support Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+28 percent), New York (+26 percent), Spokane (+26 percent), and Atlanta (+12 percent). Trailing the national average by 7 percent, Louisville is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Key Stats for Network Support Engineer

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Network Support Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

▲27%

▲6%

National Average
$60,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Network Support Engineer Salaries





National Average
$60,000


Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 9%
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