The average pay for a Systems Engineer, IT is $66,979 per year.Salary goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Virtualization is associated with high pay for this job.
Systems Engineer, IT Total Pay (?
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$47,098 - $96,825
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MEDIAN: $66,979
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Systems Engineer, IT Total Pay (?
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$15.59 - $49.85
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,098 - $96,825  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,014  
Profit Sharing
$473.93 - $10,181  
Commission
$0.00 - $29,087  
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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$46,280 - $100,815  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,652
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.59 - $49.85  
   
Overtime
$21.54 - $56.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,014  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $29,087  
Profit Sharing
$473.93 - $10,181  
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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$46,280 - $100,815  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,652
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Job Description for Systems Engineer, IT
A systems engineer (IT) is in charge of creating computer systems for clients and a system to debug systems with glitches or problems. Systems engineers (IT) also are in charge of creating the most efficient program for each client; in some cases, they will work on robotic machinery and computer chips. They are also in charge of working on all hardware and software systems. A systems engineer is also in charge of creating or managing power systems; that may include creating power grid layouts that help supply electricity to businesses or other organizations.
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Systems Engineer, IT Tasks
  • Research, design, implement, and troubleshoot information systems and technology solutions in support of business needs.
  • Document help desk troubleshooting procedures, operations manuals, and user guidance.
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Pay by Experience Level for Systems Engineer, IT
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Pay Difference By Location
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$68,000
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Experience Affects Systems Engineer, IT Salaries

National Average
$68,000

Skills That Affect Systems Engineer, IT Salaries

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Linux
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VMware ESX
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National Average
$68,000
Windows 2003 Server
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Cisco Networking
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 563 votes.
Gender
Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%
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