Senior Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Senior Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) is $88,650 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
Senior Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) Total Pay (?
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$61,141 - $122,785
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MEDIAN: $88,650
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Senior Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) Total Pay (?
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$20.30 - $65.90
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,141 - $122,785  
   
Bonus
$197.97 - $15,227  
Profit Sharing
$996 - $14,489  
Commission
$1,957 - $40,596  
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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$60,991 - $131,149  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,382
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$20.30 - $65.90  
   
Overtime
$20.13 - $76.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$197.97 - $15,227  
   
Commission
$1,957 - $40,596  
Profit Sharing
$996 - $14,489  
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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$60,991 - $131,149  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,382
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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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Pay Difference By Location

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

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$91,000

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

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Gender

Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
57%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%
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