Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Linux Systems Engineer make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

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Industry

$131,352 / yrTotal Pay
$109,519 / yrBase Pay
$21,833 / yrAdditional Pay

$131,352

 / yr
$87K$201K
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The estimated total pay for a Linux Systems Engineer is $131,352 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $109,519 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 $21,833 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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Related Job Titles

For Linux Systems Engineer

Some related job titles are Applications Support Engineer Salaries with median pay of $84,285, Linux Engineer Salaries with median pay of $119,073, Senior Embedded Software Engineer Salaries with median pay of $171,175, Senior Unix/Linux Administrator Salaries with median pay of $167,331.

Top Paying Companies

For a Linux Systems Engineer in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Linux Systems Engineer in United States. Employers include Wind River, Blizzard Entertainment and Salesforce.

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Wind River
Wind River
$219,727/yr
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Verizon
$163,650/yr
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Top Paying Industries

For a Linux Systems Engineer in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Linux Systems Engineer in United States are Media & Communication with a median total pay of $206,716, Manufacturing with a median total pay of $181,023, Information Technology with a median total pay of $174,676, Telecommunications with a median total pay of $163,650, and Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $158,401.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Media & CommunicationMedia & Communication$206,716

    22% Higher than other industries

  • ManufacturingManufacturing$181,023

    11% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$174,676

    8% Higher than other industries

  • TelecommunicationsTelecommunications$163,650

    1% Higher than other industries

  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$158,401

    2% Lower than other industries

Media & Communication

The top paying company in Media & Communication for Linux Systems Engineer is Blizzard Entertainment.

Blizzard EntertainmentBlizzard Entertainment$206,716/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Information Technology?

Overall demand for information technology workers will continue to grow as companies increasingly rely on data and technology. Individual job outlook varies by profession; demand for more specialized jobs, like cybersecurity analysts, is expected to grow significantly, while other jobs are vulnerable to outsourcing. IT jobs, which are particularly well-suited for remote work, usually require higher education or certifications and offer higher than average salaries.

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Linux Systems Engineer

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$145,000

/yr

Submitted 2 days ago

7-9 years
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Linux Systems Engineer

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$94,000

/yr

Submitted 2 days ago

7-9 years
2 days ago
Linux System Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$110,000

/yr

Submitted 3 days ago

4-6 years
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Linux Systems Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$79,000

/yr

$69K | $10K

Submitted 4 days ago

1-3 years
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Linux Systems Engineer

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$152,000

/yr

$140K | $12K

Submitted 6 days ago

15+ years
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Linux Systems Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$140,000

/yr

Submitted 6 days ago

4-6 years
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Linux Systems Engineer

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$120,000

/yr

Submitted 6 days ago

7-9 years
6 days ago
Linux Systems Engineer

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$120,000

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7-9 years
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Linux Systems Engineer

United States of America

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$120,000

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Linux Systems Engineer pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Linux Systems Engineer is $109,519 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Linux Systems Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 236 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Linux Systems Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Linux Systems Engineer in United States is $161,399 per year.

The lowest salary for a Linux Systems Engineer in United States is $74,316 per year.

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