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Technical Support Engineer Overview

Job Description

A freelance Technical Support Engineer is responsible for providing technical assistance and support to clients or customers who are experiencing issues with computer systems, software applications, or other technical products. They diagnose and resolve technical problems, answer customers' inquiries, and guide them through appropriate steps to solve their issues. They may also provide installation, configuration, and maintenance support and collaborate with other technical teams to resolve complex problems. Strong communication skills, problem-solving abilities, and a solid understanding of various technical systems and applications are crucial for this role.

Most Common Skills

Linux, Microsoft 365, and Active Directory - For more data, check Technical Support Engineer skills.

Average Hourly Rate

$27 - This number comes from our open-source Technical Support Engineer hourly rates database.

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Fun Facts

  • A Technical Support Engineer is trained to be an expert problem-solver for both software and hardware issues.
  • A Technical Support Engineer can perform remote troubleshooting and diagnostics by accessing a user's device remotely.
  • Technical Support Engineers are skilled problem solvers who can fix almost any technical issue, but they often have a love-hate relationship with the phrase "Have you tried turning it off and on again?"


  • "Technical Support Engineers: the heroes who turn 'Have you tried turning it off and on again?' into an art form."
  • "Technical Support Engineers are the unsung heroes, effortlessly weaving technology and humanity together to solve problems and empower others."
  • "Technical Support Engineers: the whispered heroes who save the world one reboot at a time."

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