Average Computer Software Engineer, Systems Software Salary

$80,901
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,824
Bonus
$3,613
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The average salary for a Computer Software Engineer, Systems Software is $80,901.
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$57k
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MEDIAN $80,901
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Salary
$57k - $120k
Bonus
$524 - $12k
Profit Sharing
$898 - $17k
Total Pay
$54k - $125k

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Job Description for Computer Software Engineer, Systems Software

Popular Employer Salaries for Computer Software Engineer, Systems Software

The top respondents for the job title Computer Software Engineer, Systems Software are from the companies Lockheed Martin Corp, Intel Corporation and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Reported salaries are highest at Hewlett Packard Enterprise where the average pay is $91,291. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Intel Corporation, earning around $90,351. Lockheed Martin Corp pays the lowest at around $70,058. Northrop Grumman Corporation also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $78,642.

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Popular Skills for Computer Software Engineer, Systems Software

Skills in C++ Programming Language, C Programming Language, Linux and Python are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Java.

Pay by Experience Level for Computer Software Engineer, Systems Software

An entry-level Computer Software Engineer, Systems Software with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $67,980 based on 165 salaries. An early career Computer Software Engineer, Systems Software with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,219 based on 265 salaries. A mid-career Computer Software Engineer, Systems Software with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,353 based on 131 salaries. An experienced Computer Software Engineer, Systems Software with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $105,970 based on 88 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $115,890.
Employees with Computer Software Engineer, Systems Software in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 35.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (17.4% more) and San Jose, California (17.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Huntsville, Alabama (6.7% less) and New York, New York (0.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 699 survey responses.
Entry Level
23.6%
Early Career
37.9%
Mid Career
18.7%
Experienced
12.6%
Late Career
7.2%