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System Integration Engineer Salary

The average System Integration Engineer in the United States earns approximately $76K annually. In the world of System Integration Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $56K and $115K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $8K and $9K, respectively. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by experience level, but geography and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men account for the majority of System Integration Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 88 percent to be exact. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$57,093 - $111,788
(Median)
$57K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,272
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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
$57,093 - $111,788  
   
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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$56,168 - $115,268  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 837
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.71 - $59.18  
   
Overtime
$26.16 - $60.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$56,168 - $115,268  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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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Popular Employer Salaries for System Integration Engineer


Dominating the field, Lockheed Martin Corp, The Boeing Company, 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. Northrop Grumman Information Systems attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $100K.

Employees of Lockheed Martin Corp can expect to make the least, with the company offering a median salary of $73K; however, pay is widely dispersed from top to bottom, ranging from $56K to $109K.

Popular Skills for System Integration Engineer


System Integration Engineers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Requirements Analysis, System Integration, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 12 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Matlab, and Linux. Those familiar with Systems Engineering tend to be well versed in System Testing and Systems Troubleshooting. For most people, competency in System Integration indicates knowledge of 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.


System Integration Engineers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. 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. For System Integration Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $96K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $106K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for System Integration Engineers, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 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. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Philadelphia (12 percent lower) and Huntsville (11 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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Engineering Design
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Systems Engineering
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Test Engineering
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System Testing
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Systems Troubleshooting
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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 168 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: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 7%
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