System Integration Engineer Salary

The average System Integration Engineer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $78K per year. Total cash compensation to System Integration Engineers ranges from $56K on the lower end to $111K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career length is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and the individual firm are driving factors as well. Most System Integration Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The vast majority of System Integration Engineers (83 percent) who took the survey are men. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$57,065 - $109,218
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MEDIAN: $77,892
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$18.16 - $70.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$57,065 - $109,218  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,709  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $9,811  
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$55,988 - $111,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 438
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$18.16 - $70.00  
   
Overtime
$4.00 - $60.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,709  
   
Profit Sharing
$502 - $9,811  
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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$55,988 - $111,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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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

  • Integrate diverse systems, networks, and servers to achieve overall aims.
  • Troubleshoot and debug system issues to increase performance and quality of data.
  • Document and create visual representations of systems and their inputs and outputs.
  • Optimize maintenance and deployments to ensure integrated functioning.

Common Career Paths for System Integration Engineer


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There are some System Integration Engineers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Senior Systems Engineers, where earnings are an average $100K annually.

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Popular Employer Salaries for System Integration Engineer


System Integration Engineers fill the offices of leading firms Lockheed Martin Corp, Northrop Grumman Corporation, The Boeing Company, Raytheon Co., and Harris Corporation. System Integration Engineers flock to Northrop Grumman Information Systems for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $100K lead the pack in compensation. Those in search of high salaries should also consider General Electric Co (GE), Northrop Grumman Corporation, and The Boeing Company, top-paying firms where System Integration Engineers rake in a comfortable $88K, $86K, or $83K, respectively.

Offering a median salary of only $71K, Lockheed Martin Corp gives out the smallest paychecks. Furthermore, the earnings range of $58K to $109K isn't that wide, either. Raytheon Co., Harris Corporation, and Jet Propulsion Laboratory also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $74K, $77K, and $80K-paychecks on average.

Popular Skills for System Integration Engineer


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in System Architecture, Test Engineering, Systems Engineering, and System Testing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 14 percent. For most people, competency in System Integration indicates knowledge of System Testing and Systems Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for System Integration Engineer

Pay by Experience for a System Integration Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level System Integration Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 246 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A System Integration Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 154 salaries. An experienced System Integration Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 120 salaries. A System Integration Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 35 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $78,271

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For System Integration Engineers, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 23 percent greater than the national average. System Integration Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Colorado Springs (+10 percent), Chicago (+5 percent), Washington (+4 percent), and Dallas (+2 percent). With compensation 16 percent below the national average, Orlando is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Philadelphia and Chantilly (9 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for System Integration Engineer

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects System Integration Engineer Salaries

▲43%

▲19%

▲9%

National Average
$78,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect System Integration Engineer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 7%
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