The average salary for a Technical Support Engineer in San Jose, California is $78,607.
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Job Description for Technical Support Engineer
Technical support engineers are responsible for answering incoming phone calls and e-mails from customers and addressing their questions and concerns regarding the company's products and services, as well as troubleshooting any technical problems they may have. They also address concerns brought up by other departments within the company, such as operations and sales. Technical support engineers work in a wide range of industries, such as telecommunications and health-care, and they are often t…Read more
Technical Support Engineer Tasks
- Monitor the day to day performance of computers and computer systems.
- Enter commands and verify proper system operation through observation to detect errors.
- Field questions pertaining to user inquiries regarding computer software or hardware and then present solutions.
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Popular Skills for Technical Support Engineer
Skills in Linux are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Network Support, Systems Troubleshooting, Troubleshooting and Customer Service.
Pay by Experience Level for Technical Support Engineer
An entry-level Technical Support Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $67,407 based on 15 salaries. An early career Technical Support Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,337 based on 26 salaries. A mid-career Technical Support Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,424 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Technical Support Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $94,046 based on 13 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Salt Lake City, Utah (33.6% less), Austin, Texas (25.4% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (17.8% less).
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