Computer Systems Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$72,000
$59,000
Min 10%
$72,000
Median 50%
$86,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Dolphin
Highest Paying City
Fairfield, CA
Highest Paying State
Maryland
Average Experience Level
4.3 years
How much does a computer systems engineer make?
Computer Systems Engineers in America make, on average, $72,073 a year or $34.65 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $86,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $59,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Computer Systems Engineers are in Technology companies and Non Profits companies. The top 5 states when it comes to Computer Systems Engineer salaries are Maryland, Virginia, Montana, South Dakota, and New Jersey. The typical tenure for a Computer Systems Engineer is 4.3 years.

Average Computer Systems Engineer Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Computer Systems Engineer in the USA is $72,073 annually or $34.65 hourly. Fairfield, CA reports the highest annual salary for Computer Systems Engineers at 83,626. Even as an entry-level Computer Systems Engineer, you will make $57,000 per year in Fairfield, CA. Some of the states with the best Computer Systems Engineer salaries are Maryland, Virginia, Montana, South Dakota, New Jersey, New York, and Washington. Hawaii, Idaho, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Kentucky are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Computer Systems Engineer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Computer Systems Engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Computer Systems Engineer Salary By Company

Computer Systems Engineers report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Computer Systems Engineers are Technology companies and Non Profits companies. Companies like Dolphin or Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will get you the highest pay packages. In addition, companies like Google and JPMorgan Chase report highly competitive salaries for Computer Systems Engineers.

Computer Systems Engineer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Computer Systems Engineer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Computer Systems Engineer can range from $37,810 to $118,768 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
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$140,556
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$79,560
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$86,088
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$69,581