The average pay for a Computer Software Engineer, Systems Software is $75,995 per year. A skill in C is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
Computer Software Engineer, Systems Software Total Pay (?
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$50,896 - $110,611
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MEDIAN: $75,994
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Computer Software Engineer, Systems Software Total Pay (?
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$12.54 - $80.46
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,896 - $110,611  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,394  
Profit Sharing
$317.62 - $8,726  
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).
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$49,284 - $117,655  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 899
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$12.54 - $80.46  
   
Overtime
$14.90 - $67.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,394  
   
Profit Sharing
$317.62 - $8,726  
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).
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$49,284 - $117,655  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 899
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Job Description for Computer Software Engineer, Systems Software
Computer operating systems, compilers, distribution and billing platforms, and multi-unit inventory management programs are all considered “systems software." This software forms a framework for businesses and organizations on which other activities can be performed. Computer software engineers in systems software are specialized software engineers that help develop new systems and platforms, as well as maintain and update existing platforms to meet the needs of the marketplace and/or employer.
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Computer Software Engineer, Systems Software Tasks
  • Test and document software for operating systems.
  • Design, write, test, and debug database stored procedures and complex queries to extract, calculate or manipulate information.
  • Work with middle-tier developers to integrate back-end database code with business applications.
  • Use kernel debuggers, system dumps, and assembly language, as well as higher level languages.
  • Design, implement, and test database schemas.
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Pay Difference By Location
Santa Clara
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San Jose
up arrow 36%
San Diego
up arrow 11%
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National Average
$77,000
Washington
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Dallas
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Huntsville
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Houston
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New York
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Flint
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Experience Affects Computer Software Engineer, Systems Software Salaries

National Average
$77,000

Skills That Affect Computer Software Engineer, Systems Software Salaries

C
up arrow 18%
up arrow 6%
Linux
up arrow 4%
C#
0%
National Average
$77,000
C++
up arrow 1%
SQL
up arrow 2%
.NET
up arrow 4%
Java
up arrow 4%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 11%
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