What does an IT Engineer do?

IT engineers are responsible for the installment and maintenance of both a company's computer systems and its computing systems. They work as part of the IT team and utilize computers and telecommunications to control, gather, and store information, and are called upon to use their technical knowledge to solve the company’s technological challenges that arise.

IT engineers meet with the company’s IT managers to discuss system needs and help troubleshoot any network and software issues experienced by employees. They are called upon to train the company staff on newly-implemented or installed hardware and software systems and fix the software, hardware, and network issues at the company. They respond to and address IT issues and general IT-related concerns or requests. To ensure the company’s software security remains intact, IT engineers typically run monthly reports to gather security information and provide these reports to the IT manager. IT engineers need a bachelor’s degree in IT engineering or related fields.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

IT Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$103,034 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$65K
Median: $103K
$163K
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Glassdoor Estimated Salary

IT Engineer Career Path

Learn how to become an IT 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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Information Technology Engineer
$100,577/yr
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IT Engineer Insights

Read what IT Engineer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
NEXTRAILNEXTRAIL
Junior Expert
Mar 7, 2021

“A good and well structured career development for someone who is just starting to work in the field of railway signalling”

Winman Software IndiaWinman Software India
Senior Programmer
May 14, 2021

“related processes are streamlined and there is no pressure for speedy completion of work and no late”

ICFICF
Senior ServiceNow Developer
Aug 10, 2021

“technical consultant work means clients highly dictate your work experience and likely is 'okay' to "this sucks"”

Sails Software SolutionsSails Software Solutions
Associate Developer
Aug 4, 2021

“Nothing is good about this company.Lots of work for minimum pay is the only pro.”

YSquare TechnologyYSquare Technology
Associate Developer
Oct 20, 2021

“I joined as a fresher and learned many innovative ideas which leads my career and profession too good.”

TransdevTransdev
IT Engineer
Jun 26, 2021

“IT was a very empathetic leader who always wanted to find out if i was doing ok .”

Apsidata solutionsApsidata solutions
Survey Programmer
May 15, 2020

“Sometimes stretching working hours/ working on weekends these two cons till now otherwise everything is perfect.”

Srijan TechnologiesSrijan Technologies
Senior Drupal Developer
May 17, 2021

“Only if you were good to "Managers" then you were given better compensation.”

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IT Engineer Interviews

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IT Engineer Jobs

Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of an it engineer

When working as an it engineer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are VB, Operating Systems, Windows Server, Database, and ColdFusion.

The most similar professions to it engineer are:
  • It Consultant
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • It Support Analyst
  • Information Technology Manager

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