"network security," "hardware," and "ospf" aren't the only skills we found network support engineers list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of network support engineer responsibilities that we found, including:
Before becoming a network support engineer, 64.1% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 11.5% network support engineers went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, most network support engineers have a college degree. But about one out of every eight network support engineers didn't attend college at all.
Those network support engineers who do attend college, typically earn either electrical engineering degrees or computer science degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for network support engineers include information technology degrees or business degrees.
Once you're ready to become a network support engineer, you should explore the companies that typically hire network support engineers. According to network support engineer resumes that we searched through, network support engineers are hired the most by Facebook, F5 Networks, and Kforce. Currently, Facebook has 5 network support engineer job openings, while there are 3 at F5 Networks and 3 at Kforce.
If you're interested in companies where network support engineers make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Dell, Apple, and Cisco Systems. We found that at Dell, the average network support engineer salary is $110,604. Whereas at Apple, network support engineers earn roughly $100,752. And at Cisco Systems, they make an average salary of $94,214.
We also looked into companies who hire network support engineers from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Verizon Communications, Cisco Systems, and AT&T.;
The industries that network support engineers fulfill the most roles in are the technology and telecommunication industries. But the highest network support engineer annual salary is in the telecommunication industry, averaging $75,478. In the technology industry they make $72,411 and average about $60,185 in the hospitality industry. In conclusion, network support engineers who work in the telecommunication industry earn a 34.8% higher salary than network support engineers in the media industry.