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Systems Engineer, IT Salary in Chicago, Illinois

The average salary for a Systems Engineer, IT in Chicago, Illinois is $70,237 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$48,227 - $96,249
MEDIAN: $70,236

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$48,227 - $96,249  
$0.00 - $10,391  
Profit Sharing
$2,035 - $5,753  
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).
$47,917 - $100,054  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98

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Experience Affects Systems Engineer, IT in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Systems Engineer, IT in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Cisco Networking
up arrow 10%

VMware ESX
up arrow 7%

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System Administration
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Storage Area Networking (SAN)
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Microsoft Exchange
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National Average

Microsoft Active Directory
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Windows 2003 Server
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Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 8%

Network Management / Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.


7 %
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 98% dental benefits Dental: 94%
vision benefits Vision: 83% employee benefits None: 1%