Systems Engineer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$122,421
$22,822
Additional Cash Compensation
$145,243
Total Compensation
Median: $122K
Min: $65K
Max: $190K

How Much Does a Systems Engineer Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Systems Engineer in Chicago is $122,421. The average additional cash compensation for a Systems Engineer in Chicago is $22,822. The average total compensation for a Systems Engineer in Chicago is $145,243. Systems Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Systems Engineer employees in Chicago.

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Systems Engineer jobs in Chicago

Systems Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+10
Founded in 1991 with the idea to be the alternative to the big banks, Wintrust has since grown into a financial services company with more than $45 billion in assets, headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois. Through our multiple companies and divisions, we provide traditional community banking and commercial banking services, wealth management solutions, commercial and life insurance premium financing, mortgage origination, and short-term accounts

Systems Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+16
Your role in helping us shape the future: Support an industry-leading Engineering team with your skills in supporting Linux-based applications performance analytics and developing and executing automated and manual test cases. You will take system specifications from paper to a fully functional system with the ability to do what the system was designed to do. Then continue to support that system through its whole life cycle. Are you up to the

Systems Engineer I

Chicago
1 week ago
+48
Job Summary - Systems EngineerResponsible for the configuration, implementation, and administration of the organization's server hardware, operating systems, applications and integrations. Analyzes and resolves complex problems associated with server hardware and server application software. Detects, diagnoses, and reports problems on all hardware and software systems. Performs a wide variety of complex tasks in software/hardware maintenance and

ServiceNow System Engineer

Chicago
2 days ago
+10
Founded in 1991 with the idea to be the alternative to the big banks, Wintrust has since grown into a financial services company with more than $45 billion in assets, headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois. Through our multiple companies and divisions, we provide traditional community banking and commercial banking services, wealth management solutions, commercial and life insurance premium financing, mortgage origination, and short-term accounts

Trading Systems Engineer (Algo)

Chicago
2 days ago
+58
DRW is a technology-driven, diversified principal trading firm. We trade our own capital at our own risk, across a broad range of asset classes, instruments and strategies, in financial markets around the world. As the markets have evolved over the past 25 years, so has DRW – maximizing opportunities to include real estate, crypto-assets and venture capital. With over 1,000 employees at our Chicago headquarters and offices around the world, we

Senior Desktop Systems Engineer

Chicago
2 days ago
+58
DRW is a technology-driven, diversified principal trading firm. We trade our own capital at our own risk, across a broad range of asset classes, instruments and strategies, in financial markets around the world. As the markets have evolved over the past 25 years, so has DRW – maximizing opportunities to include real estate, cryptoassets and venture capital. With over 1,000 employees at our Chicago headquarters and offices around the world, we

Trading Systems Engineer/DevOps

Chicago
4 days ago
+70
LIFE AT IMC AS TRADING SYSTEMS ENGINEER/DEVOPS WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO IMC is a leading global market maker, using algorithmic trading and advanced technology to buy and sell securities on multiple trading venues worldwide. We provide liquidity to the financial markets, driving efficiencies for buyers and sellers. Founded in 1989, we are an ambitious, innovative company and identified early on the importance technology would play in the fast

Associate Systems Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+39
We are pleased that you are exploring Hyatt Hotels Corporation. We believe our customers select Hyatt because of our caring and attentive associates who work hard to provide efficient service and meaningful experiences. We care about our associates and our customers. This is the Hyatt Touch. Our commitment to Diversity is best evidenced by our focus on company-wide diversity initiatives. We continue to be recognized as one of America's best

Sr. Systems Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+39
We are pleased that you are exploring Hyatt Hotels Corporation. We believe our customers select Hyatt because of our caring and attentive associates who work hard to provide efficient service and meaningful experiences. We care about our associates and our customers. This is the Hyatt Touch. Our commitment to Diversity is best evidenced by our focus on company-wide diversity initiatives. We continue to be recognized as one of America's best

Trading Systems Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+58
Our Application Support team provides mission critical support for many of our proprietary and third-party trading systems as well as our proprietary middle and back-office systems.  They manage a wide variety of technical support and engineering functions, including application support in testing and production environments, software deployment and configuration and system monitoring.  It’s a fast-paced, dynamic environment that provides new technical challenges constantly and demands that you learn new things daily. 

Linux Systems Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+58
As a Linux Systems Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, deploying, and supporting Linux for our end-users.  While your focus will be primarily Ubuntu on the desktop, you will have exposure to various other platforms and will manage the all aspects of our Linux end-user environment.  This is an opportunity for someone to influence overall systems architecture as well as build processes, packaging environment, monitoring and more.  In this role, you will have an opportunity to regularly interact with a number of development groups to gather end-user requirements, make recommendations and implement change.

Linux Systems Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+16
Your role in helping us shape the future:Support an industry leading Engineering team with your skills in Linux System Engineering. You will take system specifications from paper to a fully functional Linux system with the ability to do what the system was designed to do. Then continue to support that system through its whole life cycle.Are you up to the challenge?You are a self-starter able to work with a team and agile in your day-to-day

Systems Engineer Salary ranges

The most common Systems Engineer salary in Chicago is between $120k - $130k.

Average Systems Engineer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Systems Engineer make the most at companies with 201-500 employees, earning $141,348 on average.

Systems Engineer Salary by gender

The average Systems Engineer salary for women is $103,696 and the average Systems Engineer salary for men is $125,813.

Systems Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Systems Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $129,887. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $75,000.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $74,909
Min: $50K
Max: $120K
Junior Software Engineer $87,207
Min: $63K
Max: $130K
Android Developer $92,205
Min: $60K
Max: $152K
Software Test Engineer $92,415
Min: $55K
Max: $140K
QA Engineer $93,203
Min: $0K
Max: $135K
Front End Developer $101,961
Min: $55K
Max: $240K
iOS Developer $106,488
Min: $75K
Max: $160K
Software Engineer $108,461
Min: $60K
Max: $875K
Automation Engineer $109,419
Min: $80K
Max: $167K
Site Reliability Engineer $112,875
Min: $85K
Max: $150K
Data Engineer $114,416
Min: $65K
Max: $180K
Game Developer $114,600
Min: $85K
Max: $136K
Sales Engineer $116,907
Min: $84K
Max: $220K
Security Engineer $118,906
Min: $80K
Max: $205K
Systems Engineer $122,421
Min: $65K
Max: $190K
DevOps Engineer $123,236
Min: $65K
Max: $170K
Salesforce Developer $125,813
Min: $75K
Max: $197K
QA Manager $129,000
Min: $100K
Max: $165K
Senior Software Engineer $134,818
Min: $81K
Max: $200K
Lead Software Engineer $139,321
Min: $95K
Max: $190K
Database Administrator $142,700
Min: $95K
Max: $200K
Data Architect $146,220
Min: $68K
Max: $215K
Engineering Manager $152,874
Min: $77K
Max: $221K
Hardware Engineer $153,722
Min: $85K
Max: $253K
Machine Learning Engineer $156,800
Min: $125K
Max: $220K
Data Engineering Manager $161,523
Min: $110K
Max: $210K
Principal Software Engineer $165,101
Min: $122K
Max: $225K
Director of Software Engineering $183,342
Min: $130K
Max: $275K
Vice President of Engineering $190,295
Min: $149K
Max: $290K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $203,327
Min: $130K
Max: $324K

Skills that affect Systems Engineer salaries in Chicago

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Linux
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Hardware
0% have this skill
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DevOps
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C++
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Java
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Recent Systems Engineer salaries in Chicago

$132,392
Yearly Salary
A Systems Engineer reported a yearly salary of $132,392 with +$2,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$118,000
Yearly Salary
A Precision Farming Systems Engineer reported a yearly salary of $118,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$100,000
Yearly Salary
A Systems Engineer reported a yearly salary of $100,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$125,000
Yearly Salary
A Sr. Network Engineer reported a yearly salary of $125,000
7+ Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$190,000
Yearly Salary
A Systems Engineer reported a yearly salary of $190,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$124,800
Yearly Salary
A Solution Architect reported a yearly salary of $124,800
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Systems Engineer reported a yearly salary of $120,000 with +$40,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$65,000
Yearly Salary
A Systems Engineer reported a yearly salary of $65,000 with +$15,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$138,100
Yearly Salary
A Lead Infrastructure Engineer reported a yearly salary of $138,100 with +$27,620 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$75,000
Yearly Salary
A Manufacturing Engineer reported a yearly salary of $75,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
< 1 Year of Experience
Female
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
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