System Integration Engineer Salary (United States)

System Integration Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $76,229 per year. Pay generally spreads from $56,132 to $114,685 per year. Total cash income, which bottoms out near $55,827 and peaks near $110,777, incorporates potential for more than $8,600 from bonuses and close to $9,863 from profit sharing in exceptional cases. While geography and the individual firm impact pay for this group, career duration is the most influential factor. Generous benefits are a perk in this profession; nearly all claim both medical and dental insurance and most get vision coverage. Men account for the majority of System Integration Engineers—88 percent to be exact. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$55,827 - $110,777
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System Integration Engineer Salary (?
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$55,827 - $110,777  
   
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$0.00 - $8,600  
Profit Sharing
$393.80 - $9,863  
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$56,132 - $114,685  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 858
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Overtime
$21.25 - $63.67  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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$0.00 - $8,600  
   
Profit Sharing
$393.80 - $9,863  
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$56,132 - $114,685  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | 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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System Integration Engineers often receive a large increase in pay with career advancement. Those who transition into an upper level Senior Systems Engineer position frequently earn an additional $22K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for System Integration Engineer

Northrop Grumman Corporation offers the best pay with a median salary of $88,718, though salaries there max out at $116K.
While select Lockheed Martin Corp employees may bring in up to $117,446, a median salary of only $73,348—the lowest in the field—suggests a serious lag in the earnings department. Other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include The Boeing Company ($74,703) and Northrop Grumman Corporation ($88,718).

Popular Skills for System Integration Engineer

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Requirements Analysis, Test Engineering, and Systems Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 12 percent, 6 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office. The majority of those who know Systems Engineering also know System Testing and Systems Troubleshooting. Those proficient in System Integration are, more often than not, also skilled in Systems Troubleshooting and System Testing.

Pay by Experience Level for System Integration Engineer

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Experience is important when determining pay for System Integration Engineers. Starting out, salaries fall in the $67K range but grow to $81K after five to 10 years. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $100K. Salaries grow more slowly as System Integration Engineers approach the 20-year mark, when the pay stabilizes at $104K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 25 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 12 percent. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, more than half land within this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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$76,000
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With a pay rate for System Integration Engineers that is 25 percent greater than the national average, Boston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Washington, Denver, Minneapolis, and Chicago, where System Integration Engineers typically earn around 21 percent, 17 percent, 13 percent, and 13 percent more than usual. The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 percent south of the national average, can be found in Huntsville. Employers also pay below the national average in Baltimore (-5 percent) and Auburn Hills (-4 percent).

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Experience Affects System Integration Engineer Salaries

National Average
$76,000

Skills That Affect System Integration Engineer Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
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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