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System Engineer salary in United States

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

Average base salary

$93,667
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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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.

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Top companies for System Engineers in United States

  1. MITRE
    3.9star
    273 reviews11 salaries reported
    $199,054per year
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Highest paying cities for System Engineers in United States

  1. Phoenix, AZ
    $95,503 per year
    54 salaries reported
  2. Colorado Springs, CO
    $93,102 per year
    285 salaries reported
  3. Kansas City, MO
    $92,908 per year
    18 salaries reported
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Where can a System Engineer earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for System Engineers

Most recommended certification

IAT

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 $93,667 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
2012219increase by 219
2013778increase by 255.25%
20141574increase by 102.31%
2015730decrease by 53.62%
2016884increase by 21.10%
2017635decrease by 28.17%
2018574decrease by 9.61%
2019616increase by 7.32%

Top companies hiring System Engineers with the recommended certification

Yakshna Solutions
Titania Solutions Group, Inc.
Agile Defense, Inc.
PL Consulting, Inc.
KBR
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Top schools offering IAT

TechSherpas 365

Top skills
System Architecture
+21.75%salary
Top fields of study
Engineering Degree
+23.26%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
150 jobs401
72 jobs107
56 jobs102
61 jobs115
781 jobs1,609
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Most common benefits for System Engineers

  • 401(k)
  • 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
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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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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Engineer

177,708 job openings

Average $58,563 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a System Engineer

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