Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Linux Engineer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$117,533 / yrTotal Pay
$101,036 / yrBase Pay
$16,497 / yrAdditional Pay

$117,533

 / yr
$70K$236K
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The estimated total pay for a Linux Engineer is $117,533 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $101,036 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $16,497 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Some related job titles are Linux System Administrator Salaries with median pay of $113,896, Systems Engineer Salaries with median pay of $109,674, Linux Systems Administrator Salaries with median pay of $113,665, Linux Systems Engineer Salaries with median pay of $122,419.

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How common is it for an employer to pro-rate a salary increase if you joined in middle of the year? For context, annual raises are given out in July each year. I joined in January. Normally, I would be getting an 8% raise, but because I came in at about the half year mark, they giving me ~4%. My jaw about just dropped when big boss said this. I mean, inflation doesn't pro-rate. Thoughts on this?

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Location

Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Linux Engineer

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$100,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

15+ years
2 days ago
Linux Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$73,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago
Linux Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$95,000

/yr

Submitted3 days ago

1-3 years
3 days ago
Embedded Linux Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$130,000

/yr

Submitted4 days ago

4-6 years
4 days ago
Linux Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$90,000

/yr

Submitted5 days ago

1-3 years
5 days ago
Linux Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$60

/hr

Submitted7 days ago

4-6 years
7 days ago
Linux Engineer

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$128,800

/yr

$125K | $4K

Submitted8 days ago

10-14 years
8 days ago
Linux Engineer

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$150,000

/yr

$135K | $15K

Submitted8 days ago

15+ years
8 days ago
Linux Engineer

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$35

/hr

Submitted9 days ago

15+ years
9 days ago

Linux Engineer pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Linux Engineer is $101,036 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Linux Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 449 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Linux Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Linux Engineer in United States is $153,884 per year.

The lowest salary for a Linux Engineer in United States is $66,337 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Linux Engineer or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Linux Engineer.