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Mid-Career Systems Engineer, IT Salary

Average Mid-Career IT Systems Engineers make around $69K per year. Total cash compensation to Mid-Career IT Systems Engineers bottoms out near $49K and approaches $99K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $7K from profit sharing. Most Mid-Career IT Systems Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,725 - $95,877
(Median)
$50K
$69K
$96K
MEDIAN: $69,482
10%
50%
90%

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$18.85 - $53.76
(Median)
$19
$28
$54
MEDIAN: $28.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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.
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$49,725 - $95,877  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,161  
Profit Sharing
$506 - $7,397  
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).
)
$49,329 - $99,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,230
National Hourly Rate 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$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$18.85 - $53.76  
   
Overtime
$23.66 - $62.45  
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 - $10,161  
   
Profit Sharing
$506 - $7,397  
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).
)
$49,329 - $99,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 126

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Pay Difference by Location


For Mid-Career IT Systems Engineers, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 23 percent greater than the national average. Mid-Career IT Systems Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+20 percent), Baltimore (+18 percent), New York (+17 percent), and Washington (+15 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Mid-Career IT Systems Engineers in Warren earning a whopping 28 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Kansas City and Columbus (11 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Systems Engineer, IT Salaries

Linux
up arrow 6%

Virtualization
up arrow 5%

SQL
up arrow 3%

National Average
$70,000

VMware ESX
up arrow 1%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 2%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 3%

Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 6%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 7%


System Administration
up arrow 9%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 11%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 252 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%