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Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) Salary

Men make up the majority of Systems Engineers in the United States, bringing in about $66K per year. In the world of Systems Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $43K and $101K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $8K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by the particular city and years of experience. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$43,835 - $96,391
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MEDIAN: $65,587
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$15.29 - $49.83
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,835 - $96,391  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,973  
Profit Sharing
$499.44 - $8,054  
Commission
$0.00 - $32,973  
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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$42,679 - $100,690  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,643
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Hourly Rate
$15.29 - $49.83  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $58.63  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,973  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $32,973  
Profit Sharing
$499.44 - $8,054  
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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$42,679 - $100,690  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 517
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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

  • 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.

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


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Systems Engineers who go on to become Information Technology Architects may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Information Technology Architects is $108K annually. Career advancement for the typical Systems Engineer often leads to becoming a Senior Systems Engineer or a Senior Systems Engineer; median salaries in these positions are $22K higher and $33K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT)


Cisco Systems Inc, Northrop Grumman Information Systems, Cerner Corporation, Microsoft Corp, and Lockheed Martin Corp are top-notch employers for Systems Engineers in this area. The biggest paychecks can be found at Cisco Systems Inc — the median salary there is $104K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $54K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $164K.

Cerner Corporation doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $59K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $67K and scope of pay is rather limited.

Popular Skills for Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT)


Systems Engineers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in UNIX, VMware ESX, Virtualization, and Linux are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Exchange. Most people skilled in Cisco Networking are similarly competent in Linux.

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Systems Engineers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $59K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $67K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Systems Engineers make a median salary of $75K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Systems Engineer with more than 20 years of experience can earn $86K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for Systems Engineers, 53 percent higher than the national average. Systems Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+33 percent), Washington (+26 percent), Seattle (+16 percent), and New York (+16 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 5 percent south of the national average, can be found in Chicago.

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Experience Affects Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) Salaries




National Average
$66,000


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

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$66,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 871 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 10%