Average Technical Support Engineer Salary in San Jose, California

$78,607
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,913
Bonus
$4,750
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The average salary for a Technical Support Engineer in San Jose, California is $78,607.
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$58k
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$79k
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$117k
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MEDIAN $78,607
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Salary
$58k - $117k
Bonus
$3k - $21k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $5k
Total Pay
$58k - $118k

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Job Description for Technical Support Engineer

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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Technical Support Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Technical Support Engineer
Senior Technical Support Engineer
Software Engineer
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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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.
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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 69 survey responses.
Entry Level
21.7%
Early Career
37.7%
Mid Career
21.7%
Experienced
18.8%