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

7.2k salaries reported, updated at August 3, 2021
$96,244
per year

The average salary for a system engineer is $96,244 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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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for system engineers

Most recommended certification

IAT

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 $96,244 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%

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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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