Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) Salary

With a median pay of $130K, AT&T Inc. Systems Engineers make much more than the national average ($71K per year) for those in this field. Also paying near the top of the field are Amazon.com Inc at $122K, Microsoft Corp at $106K, and Cisco Systems Inc, where Systems Engineers annually earn $105K. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$48,653 - $106,641
$49K
$71K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,183
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$14.98 - $50.01
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MEDIAN: $26.35
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$0$111K
Salary $48,653 - $106,641
Bonus $496.22 - $12,300
Profit Sharing $202.73 - $9,792
Commission $1,750 - $45,000
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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$46,156 - $111,742
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,699
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $14.98 - $50.01
Hourly Tips $0.02
Overtime $28.97 - $61.43
Annual Data $0$111K
Bonus $496.22 - $12,300
Commission $1,750 - $45,000
Profit Sharing $202.73 - $9,792
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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$46,156 - $111,742
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 423

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Job Description for Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT)

Systems engineers (computer networking/IT) are responsible for the development and modification of computer networks. They work in the information technology department of businesses. They design the computer networks that everyone in the office uses, and they fix any errors that may occur in it as well as improve the system, as needed.

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Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) Tasks

  • Document help desk troubleshooting procedures, operations manuals, and user guidance.
  • Research, design, implement, and troubleshoot information systems and technology solutions in support of business needs.

Common Career Paths for Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT)


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Systems Engineers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Information Technology Architect. The average Information Technology Architect brings home $110K per year. The most common next step for a Systems Engineer is to become a Senior Systems Engineer or a Senior Systems Engineer. The former position pays an additional $18K per year on average, and the latter position pays $29K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT)


Survey takers working as Systems Engineers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Linux, Storage Area Networking, Virtualization, and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Windows 2003 Server, and Windows Operating System General Use. For most people, competency in Microsoft Active Directory indicates knowledge of VMware ESX. Skill sets containing Network Management / Administration also tend to include Cisco Networking, VMware ESX, and Linux.

Pay by Experience Level for Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT)

Pay by Experience for a Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) has a positive trend. An entry-level Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 1,383 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 1,067 salaries. An experienced Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 854 salaries. A Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 198 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,985

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 33 percent, Systems Engineers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Systems Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+24 percent), Washington (+21 percent), Seattle (+17 percent), and Phoenix (+16 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Systems Engineers is geography, with workers in Miami earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Houston (4 percent lower) and Atlanta (3 percent lower).

Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT)?

Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) in Colorado Springs:
"This is a headline."
Pros: Challenging, new tech, working as part of massive project/programs.
Cons: Stressful, undermanned, high pace, little downtime.

Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) in Providence:
"App deployment."
Pros: The team effort.
Cons: Off hours and minimal training.

Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) in Chennai:
"Networking with syatem admin."
Pros: Yes I like most about my jobsjobs so, I am usee this best opportunity.
Cons:

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Key Stats for Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT)

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 511 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) Salaries

▲32%

▲18%

▲2%

National Average
$71,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 511 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 12%
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