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

Average base salary

14.1k salaries reported, updated at Sep 18, 2020
per year

The average salary for a system engineer is $101,659 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


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 $101,659 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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