System engineer

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

Average base salary
12.7k salaries reported, updated at Jul 06, 2020
per year
The average salary for a system engineer is $102,172 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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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 $102,172 per year.

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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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