Software Systems Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$99,000
$77,000
Min 10%
$99,000
Median 50%
$128,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Twitter
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
3.9 years
How much does a software systems engineer make?
Software Systems Engineers in the US make on average $99,760 annually or $47.96 hourly. While the top 10 percent make over $128,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $77,000. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Software Systems Engineers are Technology companies and Media companies. States with the highest Software Systems Engineer salaries include California, Washington, Nevada, New Hampshire, and New York. The typical tenure for a Software Systems Engineer is 3.9 years.

Average Software Systems Engineer Salary By Location

As a Software Systems Engineer in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $99,760 per year or $47.96 per hour. The top city when it comes to Software Systems Engineer salaries is San Francisco, CA at $127,850 per year. The San Francisco, CA average entry-level salary for Software Systems Engineers is $90,000. Some of the states with the best Software Systems Engineer salaries are California, Washington, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Colorado, and Texas. Indiana, West Virginia, and North Dakota have the lowest Software Systems Engineer salaries.

Map of Software Systems Engineer Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Software Systems Engineer Salary By Company

Software Systems Engineers can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Technology companies and Media companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Twitter and Netflix are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like Facebook and Target report highly competitive salaries for Software Systems Engineers.
Company
Average Salary
$156,621
$157k
$154,486
$154k
$140,195
$140k
$136,781
$137k
$133,387
$133k
$130,920
$131k
$125,746
$126k

Software Systems Engineer Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Software Systems Engineer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Software Systems Engineer can range from $62,915 to $157,692 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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$220,000
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$200,000
$200,000
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$90,000
$90,000
Skyrocket Ventures
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$220,000
$220,000
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$124,530