System Integration Engineer Salary

System Integration Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $76K annually. In the world of System Integration Engineers, overall income ranges from $56K near the bottom to $116K at the top; this can include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career length, followed by geography and the specific company. The vast majority of System Integration Engineers (88 percent) survey respondents are men. Most System Integration Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$57,291 - $112,376
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$57K
$76K
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MEDIAN: $76,418
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$19.62 - $60.40
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$57,291 - $112,376  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,256  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $9,000  
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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$56,306 - $115,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 845
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Hourly Rate
$19.62 - $60.40  
   
Overtime
$26.47 - $62.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,256  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $9,000  
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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$56,306 - $115,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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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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Dominating the field, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin Corp, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Raytheon Co., and Northrop Grumman Information Systems are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of System Integration Engineers. System Integration Engineers flock to Northrop Grumman Information Systems for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $100K lead the pack in compensation.

Lockheed Martin Corp offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $74K, but on the other end, some employees may earn up to $110K.

Popular Skills for System Integration Engineer


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, System Integration, Requirements Analysis, and Test Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 15 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office, Matlab, and Linux. Skill sets containing Systems Engineering also tend to include System Testing and Systems Troubleshooting. Most people experienced in System Integration also know 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.


For many System Integration Engineers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $68K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $81K. System Integration Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $97K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $106K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for System Integration Engineers that is 32 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. System Integration Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+27 percent), Dallas (+18 percent), Boston (+17 percent), and San Diego (+16 percent). Orlando is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 15 percent. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Huntsville (10 percent lower) and Auburn Hills (6 percent lower).

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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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Systems Engineering
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System Testing
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Systems Troubleshooting
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Test Engineering
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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 159 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

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: 91% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 7%
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