System engineer

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

Average base salary
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13.6k salaries reported, updated at Aug 04, 2020
$102,106
per year
The average salary for a system engineer with 2 to 3 years of experience, Bachelor Degree, and 3 selected qualifications is $102,106 per year in the United States.
Most common benefits
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Paid time off
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for system engineers

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The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 15.85% since 2018. System Engineers with this skill earn +21.94% more than the average base salary, which is $102,106 per year.

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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Engineering Degree
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IAT
+12.81%
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Most common benefits for System Engineers

  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k)
  • Health savings account
  • Flexible spending account
  • Disability insurance
  • Military leave
  • Parental leave
  • Dental insurance
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Salary satisfaction

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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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