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Mid-Career Systems Engineer, IT Salary

Pay for Mid-Career IT Systems Engineers sits in the ballpark of $70K per year. Cash earnings for Mid-Career IT Systems Engineers — including $10K in bonuses and $8K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $49K to $100K depending on individual performance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$49,584 - $96,033
(Median)
$50K
$70K
$96K
MEDIAN: $69,549
10%
50%
90%

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$18.91 - $54.13
(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
$49,584 - $96,033  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,173  
Profit Sharing
$521 - $7,919  
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).
)
$49,201 - $99,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,284
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
$18.91 - $54.13  
   
Overtime
$23.70 - $62.31  
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 - $10,173  
   
Profit Sharing
$521 - $7,919  
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).
)
$49,201 - $99,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 132
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Pay Difference by Location


For Mid-Career IT Systems Engineers, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Mid-Career IT Systems Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+21 percent), Baltimore (+18 percent), New York (+17 percent), and Washington (+17 percent). Mid-Career IT Systems Engineers in Warren make 28 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Kansas City and Columbus (11 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Systems Engineer, IT Salaries

Linux
up arrow 6%

Virtualization
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 2%

National Average
$70,000

VMware ESX
up arrow 1%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 3%

Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 4%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 6%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 8%


Network Management / Administration
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 11%

System Administration
up arrow 11%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 251 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 7%
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