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How much does a Systems Engineer make?

Updated Sep 27, 2021

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$92,340 /yr
Average Base Pay

30,716 salaries

$64K

Low

$92K

Average

$134K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Systems Engineer is $92,340 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Systems Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 30716 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Systems Engineer employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Systems Engineer$92,340 /yr
L3
Senior Systems Engineer$119,797 /yr
L4
Systems Engineer Iv$133,421 /yr
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Qualcomm
4.1

Qualcomm

Systems Engineer

$120,337

 /yr
Range: $98K - $129K
1,776 salaries
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$98K

$129K

$98,229 - $129,496 Range

LTI
3.7

LTI

Systems Engineer

$68,852

 /yr
Range: $55K - $83K

$55K

$83K

$54,793 - $82,906 Range

Lockheed Martin
4.2

Lockheed Martin

Systems Engineer

$94,038

 /yr
Range: $64K - $250K

$64K

$250K

$63,706 - $249,855 Range

Cerner
3.6

Cerner

Systems Engineer

$63,139

 /yr
Range: $53K - $107K

$53K

$107K

$53,328 - $106,869 Range

Northrop Grumman
4

Northrop Grumman

Systems Engineer

$96,397

 /yr
Range: $61K - $193K

$61K

$193K

$61,235 - $193,143 Range

Cisco Systems
4.3

Cisco Systems

Systems Engineer

$128,742

 /yr
Range: $73K - $220K

$73K

$220K

$72,550 - $220,151 Range

Boeing
3.8

Boeing

Systems Engineer

$95,371

 /yr
Range: $59K - $209K

$59K

$209K

$58,625 - $209,036 Range

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IBM
3.9

IBM

Systems Engineer

$82,281

 /yr
Range: $15K - $213K

$15K

$213K

$15,151 - $212,601 Range

Raytheon Technologies
3.9

Raytheon Technologies

Systems Engineer

$79,925

 /yr
Range: $51K - $190K

$51K

$190K

$51,397 - $189,502 Range

Intel Corporation
4.2

Intel Corporation

Systems Engineer

$122,185

 /yr
Range: $13K - $207K

$13K

$207K

$12,977 - $207,010 Range

Rockwell Collins
3.8

Rockwell Collins

Systems Engineer

$82,270

 /yr
Range: $62K - $146K

$62K

$146K

$61,505 - $145,582 Range

Tata Consultancy Services
3.9

Tata Consultancy Services

Systems Engineer

$78,324

 /yr
Range: $7K - $210K

$7K

$210K

$6,724 - $209,737 Range

Texas Instruments
4.2

Texas Instruments

Systems Engineer

$120,834

 /yr
Range: $75K - $179K

$75K

$179K

$74,967 - $178,677 Range

Verizon
3.9

Verizon

Systems Engineer

$83,200

 /yr
Range: $65K - $157K

$65K

$157K

$65,444 - $156,889 Range

Opus Consulting Solutions
3.8

Opus Consulting Solutions

Systems Engineer

$90,767

 /yr
Range: $66K - $112K

$66K

$112K

$65,607 - $112,342 Range

Larsen & Toubro
3.8

Larsen & Toubro

Systems Engineer

$63,873

 /yr
Range: $56K - $108K

$56K

$108K

$55,531 - $108,285 Range

SAIC
4

SAIC

Systems Engineer

$102,517

 /yr
Range: $67K - $193K

$67K

$193K

$67,038 - $192,598 Range

Infosys
3.3

Infosys

Systems Engineer

$72,069

 /yr
Range: $13K - $111K

$13K

$111K

$13,023 - $111,448 Range

Leidos
3.9

Leidos

Systems Engineer

$97,936

 /yr
Range: $60K - $185K

$60K

$185K

$59,836 - $185,277 Range

Motorola Solutions
4

Motorola Solutions

Systems Engineer

$87,614

 /yr
Range: $52K - $161K

$52K

$161K

$51,643 - $161,473 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Systems Engineer salaries

The national average salary for a Systems Engineer is $92,340 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Systems Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 30716 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Systems Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Systems Engineer in United States is $133,684 per year.

The lowest salary for a Systems Engineer in United States is $63,782 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

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

$44,000
per year
A Systems Engineer in the Columbus, OH Area area reported making $44,000 per year
Additional Pay
$7k stock bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Columbus, OH Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$135,000
per year
A Systems Engineer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $135,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$20
hourly
A Systems Engineer in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $20 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Intern
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$85,000
per year
A Systems Engineer in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $85,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$115,000
per year
A Systems Engineer in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $115,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Reserve
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$80,000
per year
A Cyber Security Systems Engineer in the Philadelphia, PA Area area reported making $80,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Philadelphia, PA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$70,000
per year
A Systems Engineer in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $70,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Private Practice / Firm
$113,000
per year
A Systems Engineer in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $113,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public