How much does a Systems Engineer make in Washington, DC?

Updated Jul 26, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$100,789 /yr
Average Base Pay

1,974 salaries

$71K

Low

$101K

Average

$144K

High

Additional Cash Compensation
Average$6,623Range$1,420 - $30,877
The average salary for Systems Engineer is $100,789 per year in Washington, DC. Salaries estimates are based on 1974 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Systems Engineer employees in Washington, DC.

Seniority Levels

L2
Systems Engineer$100,789 /yr
L3
Senior Systems Engineer$129,230 /yr
L4
Systems Engineer Iv$134,031 /yr
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SAIC
4

SAIC

Systems Engineer

$98,826

 /yr
Range: $73K - $180K
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$73K

$180K

$73,367 - $180,000 Range

Integral Consulting Services
3.6

Integral Consulting Services

Systems Engineer

$74,802

 /yr
Range: $67K - $99K

$67K

$99K

$67,322 - $99,040 Range

Booz Allen Hamilton
4.2

Booz Allen Hamilton

Systems Engineer

$80,281

 /yr
Range: $68K - $180K

$68K

$180K

$68,006 - $180,432 Range

US Navy
3.8

US Navy

Systems Engineer

$119,948

 /yr
Range: $86K - $177K

$86K

$177K

$86,329 - $176,561 Range

Lockheed Martin
4.1

Lockheed Martin

Systems Engineer

$112,896

 /yr
Range: $75K - $177K

$75K

$177K

$75,000 - $177,262 Range

GEICO
3.4

GEICO

Systems Engineer

$81,601

 /yr
Range: $75K - $93K

$75K

$93K

$74,562 - $92,937 Range

CACI International
3.8

CACI International

Systems Engineer

$96,662

 /yr
Range: $72K - $134K

$72K

$134K

$72,349 - $133,536 Range

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Leidos
3.9

Leidos

Systems Engineer

$103,746

 /yr
Range: $52K - $140K

$52K

$140K

$51,844 - $140,000 Range

InfoCepts
3.7

InfoCepts

Systems Engineer

$71,391

 /yr
Range: $69K - $74K

$69K

$74K

$68,858 - $73,991 Range

Boeing
3.8

Boeing

Systems Engineer

$93,242

 /yr
Range: $67K - $170K

$67K

$170K

$67,000 - $169,757 Range

United States Federal Government
4.1

United States Federal Government

Systems Engineer

$144,510

 /yr
Range: $101K - $150K

$101K

$150K

$101,347 - $150,000 Range

General Dynamics Information Technology
3.8

General Dynamics Information Technology

Systems Engineer

$112,406

 /yr
Range: $90K - $127K

$90K

$127K

$89,557 - $126,571 Range

BAE Systems USA
3.8

BAE Systems USA

Systems Engineer

$89,565

 /yr
Range: $72K - $125K

$72K

$125K

$71,631 - $125,331 Range

SRA International
3.8

SRA International

Systems Engineer

$93,022

 /yr
Range: $79K - $113K

$79K

$113K

$79,042 - $113,222 Range

American Institutes for Research
3.5

American Institutes for Research

Systems Engineer

$82,543

 /yr
Range: $69K - $96K

$69K

$96K

$69,452 - $96,158 Range

M.C. Dean, Inc.
3.3

M.C. Dean, Inc.

Systems Engineer

$92,458

 /yr
Range: $77K - $113K

$77K

$113K

$76,981 - $113,253 Range

Alion
4.1

Alion

Systems Engineer

$110,392

 /yr
Range: $71K - $154K

$71K

$154K

$71,447 - $154,160 Range

Integral Consulting
3.8

Integral Consulting

Systems Engineer

$67,687

 /yr
Range: $63K - $86K

$63K

$86K

$62,764 - $86,147 Range

Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.
3.7

Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

Systems Engineer

$94,216

 /yr
Range: $71K - $130K

$71K

$130K

$71,155 - $130,000 Range

IBM
3.9

IBM

Systems Engineer

$109,513

 /yr
Range: $69K - $134K

$69K

$134K

$69,257 - $134,198 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Systems Engineer salaries

The average salary for a Systems Engineer is $100,789 per year in Washington, DC. Salaries estimates are based on 1974 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Systems Engineer employees in Washington, DC.

The highest salary for a Systems Engineer in Washington, DC is $144,017 per year.

The lowest salary for a Systems Engineer in Washington, DC is $70,536 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Systems Engineer or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Systems Engineer.

Recent Salary Reports

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

$120,000
per year
A Systems Engineer reported making $120,000 per year
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1-2 years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$42
hourly
A Systems Engineer reported making $42 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$7,000
monthly
A Systems Engineer reported making $7,000 per month
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$73,000
per year
A Systems Engineer reported making $73,000 per year
Job Highlights
Full-time
10000+ employees
 
Company - Public
$133,000
per year
A Systems Engineer reported making $133,000 per year
Additional Pay
$5k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$80,000
per year
A Systems Engineer reported making $80,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$170,000
per year
A Systems Engineer reported making $170,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$180,000
per year
A Systems Engineer reported making $180,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$71,000
per year
A Systems Engineer reported making $71,000 per year
Additional Pay
$2k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private