Average Systems Engineer Salary

$79,642
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,987
Bonus
$20,000
Commission
$2,401
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The average salary for a Systems Engineer is $79,642.
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$58k
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$80k
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$122k
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What Do Systems Engineers Do?

Job Satisfaction for Systems Engineer

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Popular Employer Salaries for Systems Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Systems Engineer are from the companies Lockheed Martin Corp, Northrop Grumman Corporation and Raytheon Co.. Reported salaries are highest at The Boeing Company where the average pay is $85,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Northrop Grumman Corporation, earning around $81,889. Lockheed Martin Corp pays the lowest at around $73,481. Raytheon Co. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $76,268.

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What Are Popular Skills for Systems Engineers?

Skills in Systems Engineering, Technical Analysis and System Testing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office and System Administration.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Systems Engineers?

An entry-level Systems Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $71,812 based on 53 salaries. An early career Systems Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,362 based on 157 salaries. A mid-career Systems Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,882 based on 86 salaries. An experienced Systems Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,735 based on 74 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $119,452.
Employees with Systems Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 25.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (9.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Fort Worth, Texas (14.3% less), Houston, Texas (10.2% less) and Tucson, Arizona (9.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 409 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.0%
Early Career
38.4%
Mid Career
21.0%
Experienced
18.1%
Late Career
9.5%