How much does a Systems Design Engineer make?

Updated May 12, 2021

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$120,574 /yr
Average Base Pay

776 salaries

$81K

Low

$121K

Average

$178K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Systems Design Engineer is $120,574 in United States. Filter by location to see Systems Design Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 776 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Systems Design Engineer employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Systems Engineer$90,192 /yr
L3
Senior Systems Engineer$116,864 /yr
L4
Systems Engineer Iv$130,158 /yr
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NVIDIA
4.7

NVIDIA

Systems Design Engineer

$133,281

 /yr
Range: $123K - $210K
454 salaries
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$123K

$210K

$122,662 - $209,975 Range

Apple
4.3

Apple

Systems Design Engineer

$148,781

 /yr
Range: $100K - $201K

$100K

$201K

$100,271 - $201,107 Range

SanDisk
3.6

SanDisk

Systems Design Engineer

$105,651

 /yr
Range: $95K - $151K

$95K

$151K

$94,557 - $151,173 Range

KLA
3.9

KLA

Systems Design Engineer

$137,727

 /yr
Range: $125K - $167K

$125K

$167K

$125,262 - $167,016 Range

Xilinx
4.1

Xilinx

Systems Design Engineer

$123,404

 /yr
Range: $94K - $180K

$94K

$180K

$94,252 - $180,135 Range

Philips
3.9

Philips

Systems Design Engineer

$112,019

 /yr
Range: $77K - $157K

$77K

$157K

$77,475 - $157,166 Range

Qualcomm
4.1

Qualcomm

Systems Design Engineer

$131,245

 /yr
Range: $86K - $194K

$86K

$194K

$85,921 - $194,016 Range

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Marvell Semiconductor
4

Marvell Semiconductor

Systems Design Engineer

$101,976

 /yr
Range: $84K - $125K

$84K

$125K

$83,547 - $125,178 Range

Boeing
3.8

Boeing

Systems Design Engineer

$99,061

 /yr
Range: $69K - $118K

$69K

$118K

$68,890 - $118,351 Range

Siemens
4.1

Siemens

Systems Design Engineer

$57,128

 /yr
Range: $49K - $92K

$49K

$92K

$48,543 - $91,865 Range

Applied Materials
4

Applied Materials

Systems Design Engineer

$128,700

 /yr
Range: $123K - $146K

$123K

$146K

$123,088 - $145,706 Range

Rockwell Automation
4

Rockwell Automation

Systems Design Engineer

$84,853

 /yr
Range: $35K - $104K

$35K

$104K

$34,582 - $104,483 Range

Allen Institute
4.1

Allen Institute

Systems Design Engineer

$81,175

 /yr
Range: $64K - $102K

$64K

$102K

$63,881 - $101,531 Range

Lockheed Martin
4.1

Lockheed Martin

Systems Design Engineer

$97,767

 /yr
Range: $93K - $104K

$93K

$104K

$92,824 - $103,657 Range

IVS
3.5

IVS

Systems Design Engineer

$76,603

 /yr
Range: $77K - $80K

$77K

$80K

$76,603 - $80,498 Range

Allegro MicroSystems
3.6

Allegro MicroSystems

Systems Design Engineer

$88,708

 /yr
Range: $69K - $99K

$69K

$99K

$68,677 - $99,061 Range

Northrop Grumman
4

Northrop Grumman

Systems Design Engineer

$101,504

 /yr
Range: $97K - $108K

$97K

$108K

$97,366 - $108,399 Range

Rolls-Royce
3.9

Rolls-Royce

Systems Design Engineer

$78,000

 /yr
Range: $39K - $86K

$39K

$86K

$39,328 - $86,371 Range

NXP Semiconductors
3.9

NXP Semiconductors

Systems Design Engineer

$165,059

 /yr
Range: $158K - $177K

$158K

$177K

$157,940 - $176,938 Range

DeepBench
5

DeepBench

Systems Design Engineer

$99,028

 /yr
Range: $98K - $99K

$98K

$99K

$98,122 - $99,028 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Systems Design Engineer salaries

The average salary for a Systems Design Engineer is $120,574 in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 776 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Systems Design Engineer employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Systems Design Engineer in United States is $178,402 per year.

The lowest salary for a Systems Design Engineer in United States is $81,491 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent systems design engineer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$88,000
per year
A Systems Engineer in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $88,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$87,000
per year
A Systems Engineer in the Tucson, AZ Area area reported making $87,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Tucson, AZ Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$87,000
per year
A Systems Engineer in the Tucson, AZ Area area reported making $87,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Tucson, AZ Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$78,000
per year
A Systems Engineer in the St. Louis, MO Area area reported making $78,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
St. Louis, MO Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$148,000
per year
A Systems Engineer in the Manchester, NH Area area reported making $148,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Manchester, NH Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$93,127
per year
A Systems Engineer in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $93,127 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$100,000
per year
A Systems Engineer in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public
$78,000
per year
A Systems Engineer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $78,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$96,000
per year
A Systems Engineer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $96,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
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