Lead Systems Engineer Salary

A Lead Systems Engineer earns an average salary of $99,458 per year. A skill in VMware ESX is associated with high pay for this job.

$74,503 - $138,666
$75K
$99K
$140K
MEDIAN: $99,458
10%
50%
90%

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$39.80 - $60.00
$45
MEDIAN: $45.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$74,503 - $138,666  
   
Bonus
$1,209 - $15,532  
Profit Sharing
$2,367 - $26,819  
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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$75,351 - $142,517  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 375
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$45.00  
   
Overtime
$18.62 - $77.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,209 - $15,532  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,367 - $26,819  
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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$75,351 - $142,517  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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Job Description for Lead Systems Engineer

Lead systems engineers are generally responsible for planning, implementing, and maintaining a company's electronic infrastructure. They typically monitor the company's servers to ensure that they are functioning properly, and periodic maintenance is also carried out on these systems, as are security measures so the integrity of data is maintained. These engineers also develop several methods of backup in case of data loss, such as migrating servers to cloud systems. Lead systems engineers may also be directly involved in implementing the hardware and software needed to run and connect these systems.

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Lead Systems Engineer Tasks

  • Oversee the planning, design and implementation of system engineering projects.
  • Provide technical direction in-line with business goals.
  • Train, mentor, and support systems engineers.
  • Install, configure and upgrade and enhancements to software/hardware/network systems.

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Pay by Experience Level for Lead Systems Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Lead Systems Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Lead Systems Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 81 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Lead Systems Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 159 salaries. An experienced Lead Systems Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $114,000 based on 182 salaries. A Lead Systems Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 60 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $101,843

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Key Stats for Lead Systems Engineer

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Lead Systems Engineer Salaries

▲15%

▲12%

National Average
$102,000

▼6%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Lead Systems Engineer Salaries

▲11%

IT Security & Infrastructure
▲7%

System Architecture
▲6%


▲1%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
▲1%

National Average
$102,000




Microsoft Active Directory
▼4%

Leadership
▼5%

Team Leadership
▼7%

People Management
▼15%

Matlab
▼20%

Windows Server 2012 R2
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 4%