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How much does a System Engineer make in the United States?

Average base salary
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11.7k salaries reported, updated at Jun 04, 2020
$102,241
per year
The average salary for a system engineer is $102,241 per year in the United States.
Most common benefits
  • Health savings account
  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • 401(k) matching

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for system engineers

Most recommended certification

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earn +12.81% more

The jobs requiring this certification have increase by 7.32% since 2018. System Engineers with this certification earn +12.81% more than the average base salary, which is $102,241 per year.

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Most common benefits for System Engineers

  • Health savings account
  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Referral program
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid time off
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible schedule

Salary satisfaction

Based on 851 ratings

62% of System engineers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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