The average pay for a Senior Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) is $95,540 per year. A skill in UNIX is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$66,339 - $130,624
(Median)
$66K
$96K
$130K
MEDIAN: $95,539
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$22.43 - $69.30
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$22
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$69
MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$66,339 - $130,624  
   
Bonus
$966 - $18,619  
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $14,062  
Commission
$9,787 - $57,407  
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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$66,699 - $139,069  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,394
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$22.43 - $69.30  
   
Hourly Tips
$11.80  
Overtime
$26.73 - $75.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$966 - $18,619  
   
Commission
$9,787 - $57,407  
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $14,062  
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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$66,699 - $139,069  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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Job Description for Senior Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT)

Senior systems engineers (computer networking/IT) are generally responsible for managing and maintaining computer systems and tools; finding and fixing issues within systems; and implementing, monitoring, and building tools that automate repetitive tasks to minimize errors and prevent downtime. They develop automation frameworks using tools such as Chef and Puppet, and they generally must be familiar with version control systems such as git, relational databases like Oracle or MySQL, web servers (Apache and NGINX), and CMS applications (Drupal or Wordpress). Knowledge of Linux and/or Solaris is necessary. They must also be proficient in at least one programming language such as Ruby, Python, Perl, or PHP. They must be able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and must be comfortable at a command line using vi.

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Senior Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) Tasks

  • Research, design, implement, and troubleshoot information systems and technology solutions in support of business needs.
  • Document help desk troubleshooting procedures, operations manuals, and user guidance.

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National Average: $98,009

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Experience Affects Senior Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) Salaries



National Average
$98,000



Skills That Affect Senior Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) Salaries

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IT Security & Infrastructure
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$98,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 195 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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