An average System Integration Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $77K annually. In the world of System Integration Engineers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $9K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $9K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $55K and $110K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by career duration and the specific company. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 85 percent of System Integration Engineers are male. Most System Integration Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$56,743 - $108,265
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$57K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,438
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$17.00 - $74.50
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$17
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$74
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,743 - $108,265  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,877  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $9,494  
Total Pay (?
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$54,994 - $110,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 473
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.00 - $74.50  
   
Overtime
$6.50 - $63.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,877  
   
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $9,494  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$54,994 - $110,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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Job Description for System Integration Engineer

A system integration engineer is responsible for the development and testing of control systems for engines using digital electronics and communications. They evaluate and test engine calibrations with software for real-time embedded systems using model-based software development tools. They analyze and validate all calibrations. System integration engineers must possess strong leadership skills and be a self-starter.

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System Integration Engineer Tasks

  • Document and create visual representations of systems and their inputs and outputs.
  • Optimize maintenance and deployments to ensure integrated functioning.
  • Integrate diverse systems, networks, and servers to achieve overall aims.
  • Troubleshoot and debug system issues to increase performance and quality of data.

Common Career Paths for System Integration Engineer


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System Integration Engineers might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Senior Systems Engineer, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $100K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for System Integration Engineer


System Integration Engineers fill the offices of leading firms Lockheed Martin Corp, The Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Raytheon Co., and L-3 Communications. The biggest paychecks can be found at Northrop Grumman Information Systems — the median salary there is $100K. Other big spenders include General Electric Co (GE), Northrop Grumman Corporation, and L-3 Communications, top-paying firms where System Integration Engineers see paychecks nearing $88K, $84K, or $81K.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Raytheon Co. at $74K, and Lockheed Martin Corp where $77K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some System Integration Engineers there earn up to $109K.

Popular Skills for System Integration Engineer


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in System Architecture, Test Engineering, Systems Engineering, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 12 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office and Linux. Most people who know System Integration also know System Testing and Systems Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for System Integration Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $72K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $84K. On average, System Integration Engineers make $93K following one to two decades on the job. Professionals who have racked up more than two decades of experience enjoy comfortable salaries; at this stage, median wages are a cushy $105K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $78,004

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, System Integration Engineers in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. System Integration Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+11 percent), New York (+10 percent), San Jose (+9 percent), and Chicago (+6 percent). Falling short of the national average by 19 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Orlando. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Philadelphia (9 percent lower) and Chantilly (8 percent lower).

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Experience Affects System Integration Engineer Salaries




National Average
$78,000


Skills That Affect System Integration Engineer Salaries



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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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