How much does a Linux Systems Engineer make?

Updated Jun 18, 2021

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$98,399 /yr
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158 salaries

$69K

Low

$98K

Average

$140K

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The national average salary for a Linux Systems Engineer is $98,399 in United States. Filter by location to see Linux Systems Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 158 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Linux Systems Engineer employees.

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Rackspace Technology
3.5

Rackspace Technology

Linux Systems Engineer

$94,976

 /yr
Range: $73K - $126K
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$73K

$126K

$73,437 - $126,462 Range

Amelia
3.7

Amelia

Linux Systems Engineer

$85,616

 /yr
Range: $63K - $96K

$63K

$96K

$63,309 - $96,057 Range

General Dynamics Information Technology
3.8

General Dynamics Information Technology

Linux Systems Engineer

$104,448

 /yr
Range: $57K - $134K

$57K

$134K

$57,404 - $133,709 Range

Leidos
3.9

Leidos

Linux Systems Engineer

$110,803

 /yr
Range: $102K - $172K

$102K

$172K

$101,767 - $172,405 Range

Amazon
3.8

Amazon

Linux Systems Engineer

$116,410

 /yr
Range: $107K - $117K

$107K

$117K

$106,783 - $116,565 Range

BNY Mellon
3.5

BNY Mellon

Linux Systems Engineer

$99,819

 /yr
Range: $94K - $107K

$94K

$107K

$94,410 - $106,629 Range

IBM
3.9

IBM

Linux Systems Engineer - Hourly

$60

 /hr
Range: $41 - $71

$41

$71

$41 - $71 Range

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Blizzard Entertainment
3.5

Blizzard Entertainment

Linux Systems Engineer

$131,539

 /yr
Range: $121K - $134K

$121K

$134K

$121,167 - $133,562 Range

Aspect Software
3.4

Aspect Software

Linux Systems Engineer

$93,119

 /yr
Range: $85K - $96K

$85K

$96K

$85,480 - $95,997 Range

Bank of America
4

Bank of America

Linux Systems Engineer - Hourly Contractor

$45

 /hr
Range: $45 - $66

$45

$66

$45 - $66 Range

Salesforce
4.4

Salesforce

Linux Systems Engineer

$127,237

 /yr
Range: $122K - $133K

$122K

$133K

$121,771 - $133,368 Range

TransPerfect
3.1

TransPerfect

Linux Systems Engineer

$93,308

 /yr
Range: $80K - $97K

$80K

$97K

$79,624 - $96,649 Range

Veridic Solutions

Linux Systems Engineer
About 

$120K -$131K

$120K

$131K

$119,941 - $130,677 Range

Netsmart
3.6

Netsmart

Linux Systems Engineer
About 

$90K -$98K

$90K

$98K

$90,487 - $97,811 Range

CrunchTime
3.8

CrunchTime

Linux Systems Engineer
About 

$112K -$146K

$112K

$146K

$111,625 - $145,526 Range

ITA Software
3.7

ITA Software

Linux Systems Engineer
About 

$105K -$118K

$105K

$118K

$105,459 - $118,171 Range

Northrop Grumman
4

Northrop Grumman

Linux Systems Engineer
About 

$95K -$135K

$95K

$135K

$94,658 - $134,506 Range

Washington State University
4.1

Washington State University

Linux Systems Engineer
About 

$79K -$100K

$79K

$100K

$79,433 - $99,848 Range

Verizon
3.9

Verizon

Linux Systems Engineer
About 

$117K -$128K

$117K

$128K

$116,550 - $127,761 Range

J.P. Morgan
4

J.P. Morgan

Linux Systems Engineer
About 

$94K -$105K

$94K

$105K

$93,981 - $104,644 Range

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Recent Salary Reports

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$58
hourly
A Linux Systems Engineer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $58 per hour
Additional Pay
$10k profit sharing
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$74
hourly
An UNIX/Linux Systems Engineer in the Detroit, MI Area area reported making $74 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Detroit, MI Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$131,539
per year
A Linux Systems Engineer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $131,539 per year
Additional Pay
$1k stock bonus
$13k profit sharing
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$90,000
per year
A Linux Systems Engineer in the Orlando, FL Area area reported making $90,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Orlando, FL Area area
Contract
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$66
hourly
A Linux Systems Engineer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $66 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$109,918
per year
A Linux Systems Engineer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $109,918 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$66
hourly
A Linux Systems Engineer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $66 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$98,805
per year
A Linux Systems Engineer in the Detroit, MI Area area reported making $98,805 per year
Additional Pay
$7k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Detroit, MI Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$172,405
per year
A Linux Systems Engineer in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $172,405 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public