Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Systems Engineer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

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Industry

$111,683 / yrTotal Pay
$83,607 / yrBase Pay
$28,076 / yrAdditional Pay

$111,683

 / yr
$71K$179K
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The estimated total pay for a Systems Engineer is $111,683 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $83,607 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $28,076 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Systems Engineer

$111,683 /yr
Systems Engineer
$156,805 /yr
Senior Systems Engineer
$185,528 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Systems Engineer

Some related job titles are Network Administrator Salaries with median pay of $72,052, Network Engineer Salaries with median pay of $90,566, System Admin Salaries with median pay of $93,203, Linux Salaries with median pay of $129,111.

Top Paying Companies

For a Systems Engineer in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Systems Engineer in United States. Employers include Meta, Google and Brocade.

1
Meta
$247,963/yr
2
Google
$243,858/yr
3
Brocade
$243,309/yr
4
eBay
$239,035/yr
5
Meraki
$235,018/yr
7
Adobe
$232,487/yr
9
Xilinx
$231,291/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Information Technology?

Overall demand for information technology workers will continue to grow as companies increasingly rely on data and technology. Individual job outlook varies by profession; demand for more specialized jobs, like cybersecurity analysts, is expected to grow significantly, while other jobs are vulnerable to outsourcing. IT jobs, which are particularly well-suited for remote work, usually require higher education or certifications and offer higher than average salaries.

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Systems Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$30,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Systems Engineer

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$85,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Systems Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$112,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Enterprise Systems Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$179,500

/yr

$145K | $35K

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Systems Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$213,300

/yr

$150K | $64K

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Systems Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$95,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Systems Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$150,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Systems Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$70,000

/yr

$65K | $5K

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Systems Engineer

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$126,000

/yr

$120K | $6K

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday

Systems Engineer pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Systems Engineer is $83,607 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Systems Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 39916 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Systems Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Systems Engineer in United States is $127,931 per year.

The lowest salary for a Systems Engineer in United States is $54,640 per year.

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