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Mid-Career Systems Engineer, IT Salary

Mid-Career IT Systems Engineers can expect wages of $68K annually on average. Cash earnings for Mid-Career IT Systems Engineers — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing — stretch from around $49K to approximately $98K. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Mid-Career IT Systems Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$49,013 - $93,700
(Median)
49K
57K
68K
82K
94K
MEDIAN: $68,253
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$18.50 - $53.88
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$49,013 - $93,700  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,087  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $7,195  
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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$48,725 - $98,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,143
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$18.50 - $53.88  
   
Overtime
$23.25 - $61.01  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,087  
   
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $7,195  
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).
)
$48,725 - $98,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Mid-Career IT Systems Engineers that is 25 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Mid-Career IT Systems Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Baltimore (+22 percent), Washington (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), and Chicago (+11 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Kansas City, 14 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Antonio and Columbus (11 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Skills That Affect Mid-Career Systems Engineer, IT Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 7%

Virtualization
up arrow 6%

Linux
up arrow 5%

SQL
up arrow 4%

VMware ESX
up arrow 1%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
0%

National Average
$69,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 3%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 6%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 9%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 10%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 246 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 7%