What does a Support Engineer do?

Support engineers assist customers with tech support concerns and challenges, and also recommend solutions to address needs they may have. Engineers are commonly employed by technology companies and tend to focus on products and services produced by their company or its strategic partners. They assess customer needs, identify challenges or issues, and configure solutions that are customized for their individual needs. They assist with achieving a satisfactory resolution to any issues or problems a customer may be experiencing. They may write training manuals, help guides, and other support materials.

Support engineers typically have a high school diploma, although some roles require at least an associate degree. They commonly have a background in tech support or customer service. They should have in-depth knowledge of common programs and solutions, especially the products and services used by customers in their industry.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Support Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$3,700 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $4K
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Support Engineer Career Path

Learn how to become a Support Engineer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Support Engineer Insights

Read what Support Engineer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Dimension DataDimension Data
Client Support Engineer
23 Apr 2021

“Good for fresh grad and a good stepping stone for those who want to pursue an IT career.”

Global Technology AssociatesGlobal Technology Associates
Support Engineer
5 Aug 2021

“Part of a great team (I work on a contract) and really enjoy what I do.”

Orange Business ServicesOrange Business Services
L2 Support Engineer
24 Jan 2021

“Salaries are not the best among the companies at the same field but still are good”

Enterprise Support Engineer
29 Oct 2021

“The legacy Noble team (or what's left of it) is great to work with.”

Support Engineer
21 Apr 2021

“performance pay is used as a way to prop up salary because base pay is low.”

IT Support Engineer
26 Aug 2021

“It is very easy to find yourself working longer hours if you enjoy your products or projects.”

Varonis SystemsVaronis Systems
Front Line Support Engineer
26 Oct 2021

“Taking the job at Varonis was the best decision I have ever made in my career path.”

Cloud Support Engineer
12 May 2021

“Definitely a great stepping stone for even a more rewarding career within our outside of IBM.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a support engineer

When working as a support engineer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Microsoft Cloud, Windows Operating Systems, Azure Cloud, Ios Android and Linux.

The most similar professions to support engineer are:
  • Desktop Engineer
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Helpdesk Technician
  • Technical Support Engineer

The most common qualifications to become a support engineer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.