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Lead Systems Engineer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$117,122 (USD)

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Last updated: June 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Lead Systems Engineer is $117,122 a year and $56 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Lead Systems Engineer is between $82,095 and $145,364. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Oversees the Systems Engineering staff and activities of an organization's information systems.
  • Assures the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of the in-house information systems that support core organizational functions.
  • Provides support to, reviews, maintains, and optimizes all networked software and associated operating systems.
  • Administers the planning, design, development, evaluation, testing, and integration of an organization's systems infrastructure, including the design and implementation of hardware and software.
Lead Systems Engineer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Computer Hardware Engineers

Job family population: 66,770

Estimated population of Lead Systems Engineer jobs: 28,854

Rate of error: 4.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Lead Systems Engineer Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Principal Systems Engineer
Jun 21
Schaumburg, IL, USA
Motorola Solutions
As a Solutions Engineer, you will work directly with our customers in mission-critical environments ... More than willing to lead, but also know when to follow. Managed complex projects.BS degree in ...
Refrigeration Systems Engineer
Apr 25
Glendale Heights, IL, USA
Sterling Engineering
Reports to segment engineering manager. * Responsible for leading the design and technology ... the project lead. * Specific technical responsibilities include refrigeration design, system ...
Systems Engineering Manager - complex Linux/Unix Environment
Apr 17
Chicago, USA
Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Systems Engineering Manager - complex Linux/Unix Environment Description: We are ETPA (Enterprise ... Lead or Technical Management experience. Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving capabilities.
Lead Software Engineer - Full Stack
May 8
Chicago, IL, USA
... lead from inception to production. ... Develops and maintains back-end systems. * Creates and maintains DevOps processes, application ...
Platform Software Engineer (Relocation to Boston, MA)
Jun 20
Octo Consulting Group
... systems. This project will feature strategic team members co-located with the product teams ... infrastructure engineering lead leveraging large scale cloud infrastructure as their primary ...
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