System Integration Engineer Salary

For System Integration Engineers, yearly average wages total $77K annually. In the world of System Integration Engineers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $56K and $114K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is experience level, though geography and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. Men account for the majority of System Integration Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 87 percent to be exact. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most System Integration Engineers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$57,753 - $111,606
(Median)
$58K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,009
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$19.51 - $53.08
(Median)
$20
$28
$53
MEDIAN: $28.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,753 - $111,606  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,065  
Profit Sharing
$202.26 - $9,500  
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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$56,121 - $113,910  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 880
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.51 - $53.08  
   
Overtime
$24.09 - $59.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,065  
   
Profit Sharing
$202.26 - $9,500  
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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$56,121 - $113,910  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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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 who move on to become Senior Systems Engineers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Senior Systems Engineers get paid an average of $99K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for System Integration Engineer


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous System Integration Engineers include Lockheed Martin Corp, The Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman Corporation, L-3 Communications, and Raytheon Co. For System Integration Engineers, comfortable salaries can be found at Northrop Grumman Information Systems; in fact, median earnings sit around $100K, the highest in the area. Soaring salaries can also be found at General Electric Co (GE), Northrop Grumman Corporation, and Lockheed Martin Corp, where earnings of $88K, $82K, or $77K are standard for System Integration Engineers.

With a median salary of only $72K, The Boeing Company pays the least. It seems that the compensation range of $60K to $144K isn't that wide, either. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Raytheon Co. ($75K), L-3 Communications ($76K), and Lockheed Martin Corp ($77K).

Popular Skills for System Integration Engineer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, System Architecture, Requirements Analysis, and Test Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 11 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Linux, and Matlab. 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of System Integration Engineers. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $69K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $83K. After working for 10 to 20 years, System Integration Engineers make a median salary of $95K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $105K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,432

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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 Los Angeles (+15 percent), Boston (+15 percent), Washington (+13 percent), and New York (+13 percent). Falling short of the national average by 14 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Huntsville. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Philadelphia (8 percent less) and Baltimore (5 percent less).

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Experience Affects System Integration Engineer Salaries




National Average
$77,000


Skills That Affect System Integration Engineer Salaries




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

Linux
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Matlab
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 144 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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