A Lead Systems Engineer earns an average salary of $99,355 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are IT Security & Infrastructure and VMware ESX.

$73,878 - $139,131
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$21.70 - $74.66
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$73,878 - $139,131  
   
Bonus
$1,030 - $16,943  
Profit Sharing
$2,027 - $26,631  
Total Pay (?
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$73,668 - $141,898  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 440
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$21.70 - $74.66  
   
Overtime
$19.01 - $75.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,030 - $16,943  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,027 - $26,631  
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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$73,668 - $141,898  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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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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National Average: $101,162

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Key Stats for Lead Systems Engineer

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
041
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



National Average
$101,000



Skills That Affect Lead Systems Engineer Salaries

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 13%


System Architecture
up arrow 7%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 2%

Systems Engineering
0%

Engineering Design
0%

National Average
$101,000


up arrow 1%

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 3%


Leadership
up arrow 4%

Team Leadership
up arrow 6%

People Management
up arrow 14%

Matlab
up arrow 19%

Windows Server 2012 R2
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

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: 77%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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