Average Technical Support Engineer with Troubleshooting Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Technical Support Engineer with Troubleshooting skills is $61,755.
MEDIAN $61,755
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$43k - $90k
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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.
The top respondents for the job title Technical Support Engineer are from the companies EMC Corporation, Dell, Inc. and T-Mobile, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Microsoft Corp where the average pay is $90,600. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include T-Mobile, Inc. and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., earning around $89,500 and $76,396, respectively. Dell, Inc. pays the lowest at around $52,903. Oracle Corp. and Vmware, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $60,000 and $61,500, respectively.

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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 Electronic Troubleshooting, Network Support, Systems 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 $54,735 based on 86 salaries. An early career Technical Support Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,676 based on 542 salaries. A mid-career Technical Support Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,050 based on 240 salaries. An experienced Technical Support Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,158 based on 182 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $77,341.
Employees with Technical Support Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 25.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (14.7% more) and Seattle, Washington (13.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Salt Lake City, Utah (15.5% less), Boston, Massachusetts (2.8% less) and Austin, Texas (1.4% less).

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