Mid-Career IT Systems Engineers take home an average $73K annually. In the world of Mid-Career IT Systems Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $51K and $108K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $12K and $8K, respectively. The majority of Mid-Career IT Systems Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$51,797 - $102,417
(Median)
$52K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,170
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$19.17 - $57.09
(Median)
$19
$30
$57
MEDIAN: $30
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,797 - $102,417  
   
Bonus
$497.13 - $11,982  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $8,109  
Commission
$4,000  
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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$51,218 - $107,766  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 887
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.17 - $57.09  
   
Overtime
$29.62 - $66.80  
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
$497.13 - $11,982  
   
Commission
$4,000  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $8,109  
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).
)
$51,218 - $107,766  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,776

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For those looking to make money, Mid-Career IT Systems Engineers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. Mid-Career IT Systems Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+24 percent), Washington (+20 percent), Seattle (+19 percent), and Boston (+16 percent). Mid-Career IT Systems Engineers in Warren earn salaries far below the national average by 32 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers in Columbus and Omaha also lean toward paying below-median salaries (16 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Systems Engineer, IT Salaries

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Storage Area Networking (SAN)
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Windows 2003 Server
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VMware ESX
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Virtualization
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National Average
$74,000

Microsoft SQL Server
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System Administration
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Computer Security
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Cisco Networking
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Microsoft Exchange
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Network Management / Administration
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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