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System Integration Engineer Salary

Median pay for System Integration Engineers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $76K annually. Final cash compensation to System Integration Engineers varies from around $56K to approximately $116K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K and $9K, respectively. While geography and the specific company impact pay for this group, career length is the most influential factor. Male System Integration Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Most System Integration Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$57,060 - $112,081
(Median)
$57K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,313
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$19.71 - $59.18
(Median)
$20
$29
$59
MEDIAN: $28.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,060 - $112,081  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,046  
Profit Sharing
$199.56 - $9,060  
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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$56,213 - $115,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 841
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.71 - $59.18  
   
Overtime
$26.16 - $60.68  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,046  
   
Profit Sharing
$199.56 - $9,060  
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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$56,213 - $115,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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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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Many System Integration Engineers move into a Senior Systems Engineer role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $99K per year.

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Known for taking on a considerable number of System Integration Engineers, Lockheed Martin Corp, The Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Raytheon Co., and Northrop Grumman Information Systems are leading firms in the industry. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Northrop Grumman Information Systems offers the most; System Integration Engineers earn $100K on average there.

The pay scale is far from balanced at Lockheed Martin Corp. While salaries on one end can reach $110K, the company's median pay sits at $74K, the lowest in the field.

Popular Skills for System Integration Engineer


System Integration Engineers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Requirements Analysis, System Integration, and Test Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 12 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office, Matlab, and Linux. Most people familiar with Systems Engineering also know System Testing and Systems Troubleshooting. Most people skilled in System Integration are similarly competent in Systems Troubleshooting and System Testing.

Pay by Experience Level for System Integration Engineer

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $68K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $81K. System Integration Engineers bring in $96K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $106K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Seattle offers some of the highest pay in the country for System Integration Engineers, 32 percent above the national average. System Integration Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+20 percent), Dallas (+18 percent), Chicago (+17 percent), and Boston (+17 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 15 percent south of the national average, can be found in Orlando. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Philadelphia and Huntsville (12 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects System Integration Engineer Salaries




National Average
$77,000


Skills That Affect System Integration Engineer Salaries


System Integration
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Requirements Analysis
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Test Engineering
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Systems Engineering
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System Testing
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Systems Troubleshooting
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Engineering Design
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National Average
$77,000

System Architecture
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Linux
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Matlab
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 167 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 7%
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