The average salary for a Systems Engineer is $77,445.
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Job Description for Systems Engineer
System engineers are responsible for developing computer systems for their clients or employers based on their particular needs, and they work extensively with hardware engineers, software engineers, system administrators, hardware technicians, programmers, and product development staff. In addition to developing computer systems, system engineers may also customize computer systems which are purchased from vendors. They work closely with hardware and software vendors in order to lead and defin…Read more
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Popular Skills for Systems Engineer
Windows Server 2012 R2
Skills in Systems Engineering and Technical Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Administration.
Pay by Experience Level for Systems Engineer
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 $69,350 based on 73 salaries. An early career Systems Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,918 based on 132 salaries. A mid-career Systems Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,103 based on 94 salaries. An experienced Systems Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,975 based on 85 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $107,025.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Systems Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 31.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (18.5% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (15.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Fort Worth, Texas (12.4% less), Dallas, Texas (8.9% less) and San Diego, California (3.1% less).
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