Computer Software Systems Engineers with UNIX skills can expect to earn an average of $87K annually. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$61,935 - $118,187
(Median)
$62K
$87K
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MEDIAN: $87,449
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,935 - $118,187  
   
Bonus
$927 - $29,087  
Profit Sharing
$3,108  
Total Pay (?
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$58,424 - $144,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$35.75  
   
Overtime
$57.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$927 - $29,087  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,108  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$58,424 - $144,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Software Engineer, Systems Software

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Computer Software Systems Engineers with UNIX skills who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker earns $76K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $88K. Computer Software Systems Engineers with UNIX skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $96K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $121K on average.

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Experience Affects Computer Software Engineer, Systems Software Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$88,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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