$71,359
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$4,126

Profit Sharing

$2,545

Commission

$13,000
For Systems Engineers, AT&T Inc. hands out the highest paychecks — $130K on average — relative to the national average of $71K per year. 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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$48,296 - $106,735
$48K
$71K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,359
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50%
90%

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$15.35 - $49.43
$15
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MEDIAN: $26.96
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$0$111K
Salary $48,296 - $106,735
Bonus $479 - $12,177
Profit Sharing $250 - $10,046
Commission $1,750 - $40,000
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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$45,962 - $111,000
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,635
Hourly Data $0$62
Hourly Rate $15.35 - $49.43
Hourly Tips $0.02
Overtime $26.96 - $62.16
Annual Data $0$111K
Bonus $479 - $12,177
Commission $1,750 - $40,000
Profit Sharing $250 - $10,046
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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$45,962 - $111,000
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 701

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.

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

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


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Systems Engineers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Information Technology Architect. The latter position pays an average of $110K annually. It is quite typical for Systems Engineers to transition into roles as Senior Systems Engineers or Senior Systems Engineers, where reported median earnings are $18K and $29K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT)


Survey results imply that Systems Engineers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. 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. Most people familiar with Network Management / Administration also know Cisco Networking, VMware ESX, and Linux. The majority of those who know Microsoft Active Directory also know VMware ESX.

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: $71,233

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

For Systems Engineers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Systems Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+24 percent), Washington (+21 percent), Seattle (+17 percent), and Phoenix (+15 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Systems Engineers in Miami earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. Houston and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 5 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively.

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
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 884 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) Salaries

▲32%

▲18%

▲1%

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 884 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 12%