Average Systems Engineer Salary

$77,445
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,198
Bonus
$10,000
Commission
$2,700
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Systems Engineer is $77,445.
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$56k
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$77k
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$122k
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MEDIAN $77,445
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Salary
$56k - $122k
Bonus
$959 - $9k
Profit Sharing
$8 - $7k
Commission
$0 - $10k
Total Pay
$56k - $122k

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Popular Skills for Systems Engineer

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.
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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 417 survey responses.
Entry Level
17.5%
Early Career
31.7%
Mid Career
22.5%
Experienced
20.4%
Late Career
7.9%