Average Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$71,013
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,068
Bonus
$3,097
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The average salary for a Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) in Chicago, Illinois is $71,013.
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MEDIAN $71,013
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Salary
$52k - $95k
Bonus
$1k - $13k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $5k
Total Pay
$52k - $100k

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Popular Skills for Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT)

Skills in Microsoft Active Directory, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Linux are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use and Network Management / Administration.

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

An entry-level Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $69,741 based on 5 salaries. An early career Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,344 based on 48 salaries. A mid-career Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,017 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,589 based on 23 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $75,000.
Employees with Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 28.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (18.6% more) and San Diego, California (15.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (0.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 118 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.2%
Early Career
40.7%
Mid Career
30.5%
Experienced
19.5%
Late Career
5.1%