System Engineer salary in United States
How much does a System Engineer make in the United States?
Average base salary
The average salary for a system engineer is $93,667 per year in the United States. 7.7k salaries reported, updated at August 11, 2022.
Salaries by years of experience in the United States
|Years of experience||Per year|
|Less than 1 year|
|1 to 2 years|
|3 to 5 years|
|6 to 9 years|
|More than 10 years|
Top companies for System Engineers in United States
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for System Engineers
IATearn +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 $93,667 per year.
|Year||Number of job openings on Indeed requiring this certification||Change from previous year|
|2012||219||increase by 219|
|2013||778||increase by 255.25%|
|2014||1574||increase by 102.31%|
|2015||730||decrease by 53.62%|
|2016||884||increase by 21.10%|
|2017||635||decrease by 28.17%|
|2018||574||decrease by 9.61%|
|2019||616||increase by 7.32%|
Top schools offering IAT
Most common benefits for System Engineers
- 401(k) matching
- AD&D insurance
- Dental insurance
- Disability insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Employee discount
- Flexible schedule
- Flexible spending account
- Free parking
- Gym membership
- Health insurance
- Health savings account
- Life insurance
- On-site gym
- Opportunities for advancement
- Paid time off
- Parental leave
- Pet insurance
- Professional development assistance
- Profit sharing
- Referral program
- Relocation assistance
- Retirement plan
- Tuition reimbursement
- Vision insurance
Salary satisfactionBased 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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Common questions about salaries for a System Engineer
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