Systems Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$76,000
$60,000
Min 10%
$76,000
Median 50%
$97,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Twitter
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
3.1 years
How much does a systems engineer make?
The national average salary for a Systems Engineer in the U.S. is $77,045 annually or $37.04 hourly. While the top 10 percent make over $98,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $60,000. Technology companies and Professional companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Washington, California, New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia are some of the states with the best Systems Engineer salaries in the US. The typical tenure for a Systems Engineer is 3.1 years.

Average Systems Engineer Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Systems Engineer in the United States is $77,045 per year or $37.04 per hour. Working in San Francisco, CA as a Systems Engineer will pay you the highest wages at around $95,349 per year. The average entry-level salary in San Francisco, CA is $68,000. Washington, California, New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia are the highest paying states. Indiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky, and South Carolina are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Systems Engineer Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Systems Engineer Salary By Company

Systems Engineers can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Systems Engineers are in Technology companies and Professional companies. Twitter and Facebook are the best paying companies for Systems Engineers. Companies like Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and Google also pay high salaries to their Systems Engineers.
Company
Average Salary
$154,007
$154k
$148,544
$149k
$142,059
$142k
$140,020
$140k
$134,697
$135k
$131,553
$132k
$131,115
$131k

Average Systems Engineer Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Systems Engineer works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Telecommunication companies, Finance companies, and Manufacturing companies tend to have the highest salaries for Systems Engineers. Telecommunication companies pay their Systems Engineers the highest wages, averaging $83,036 per year. Finance companies and Manufacturing companies pay well too, at $77,281 and $76,873, respectively. The average salary for Systems Engineers in the Technology industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $76,205.
Industry
Average Salary
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$83,036
$83k
Finance
Finance
$77,281
$77k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$76,873
$77k
Technology
Technology
$76,205
$76k

Systems Engineer Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Systems Engineer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Systems Engineer can range from $43,198 to $109,602 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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Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
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$90,300
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$90,300
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$75,000
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$125,000
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$61,942
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$80,516
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$95,000
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$113,400
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$113,400
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$85,000
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