Mid-Career Systems Engineer, IT Salary

The average Mid-Career IT Systems Engineer earns approximately $71K per year. Total cash compensation to Mid-Career IT Systems Engineers bottoms out near $50K and approaches $102K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $7K from profit sharing. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Mid-Career IT Systems Engineers. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,128 - $97,237
(Median)
$50K
$71K
$97K
MEDIAN: $70,655
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$19.46 - $54.96
(Median)
$19
$29
$55
MEDIAN: $28.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,128 - $97,237  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,333  
Profit Sharing
$625 - $7,241  
Commission
$3,500  
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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$49,740 - $101,904  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,419
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.46 - $54.96  
   
Overtime
$23.02 - $65.10  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,333  
   
Commission
$3,500  
Profit Sharing
$625 - $7,241  
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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$49,740 - $101,904  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 135
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,393

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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 will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+20 percent), Washington (+19 percent), Baltimore (+17 percent), and New York (+17 percent). Mid-Career IT Systems Engineers in Warren earn salaries far below the national average by 29 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Workers in Kansas City and Columbus earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (13 percent less and 11 percent less, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Systems Engineer, IT Salaries

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Virtualization
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SQL
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National Average
$71,000

Windows 2003 Server
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VMware ESX
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Cisco Networking
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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System Administration
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Microsoft Exchange
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Network Management / Administration
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 237 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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