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Operating Systems Programmer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$103,237 (USD)

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Last updated: June 15, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Operating Systems Programmer is $103,237 a year and $50 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Operating Systems Programmer is between $72,467 and $128,130. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for an Operating Systems Programmer. 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

  • Writes programs to maintain and control computer systems software, such as operating systems, networked systems, and database systems.
  • Modifies instruction sets that determine how the network, workstations, and central processing unit of a system handles various jobs and how the unit communicates with peripheral equipment.
  • Analyzes performance indicators, such as system's response time, number of transactions per second, and number of programs being processed at once, to ensure that the system is operating efficiently.
Operating Systems Programmer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Computer Programmers

Job family population: 247,690

Estimated population of Operating Systems Programmer jobs: 28,133

Rate of error: 1.9%

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...

Operating Systems Programmer Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Virtualization Systems Engineer - VMware Citrix
Jun 12
Chicago, IL, USA
Talent Solutions Group Inc
... hardware/operating system/application debugging, and security. Strong communication and ... As a Senior Systems Engineer you will: · Coordinate system deployments and support integration of ...
Senior Systems Engineer - Vulnerability Mitigation - 19725
Jun 5
Chicago, IL, USA
Axiom Technology Group, Inc.
Senior Systems Engineer - Vulnerability Mitigation Work Location: Chicago, IL Contract duration: 18 ... operating system/application interaction, and security. * Collaborates with other teams within the ...
IT Systems Engineer
Jun 5
Chicago, IL, USA
Switchfast Technologies, LLC
We're looking to add an ambitious, experienced Systems Engineer to the team! This is a great ... Microsoft Server Operating Systems and Applications (Exchange, SQL, Hyper-V, SharePoint) * Disaster ...
SCCM Systems Engineer
May 17
Chicago, IL, USA
The Systems engineer role requires a deep technical knowledge of SCCM and a broad background ... Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems including Server 2008R2/2012R2/2016 ...
Senior Systems Engineer - 19537
Apr 22
Chicago, IL, USA
Axiom Technology Group, Inc.
Senior Systems Engineer - 19537 Work Location: Chicago, IL Contract duration: 6 - Months to start ... hardware/operating system/application debugging, and security. Strong communication and ...
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