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Salary Details for a Systems Engineer at National Security Agency

Updated Nov 1, 2022

Total Pay Estimate & Range

$136,794/yr
Total Pay
$116,675/yrBase Pay
$20,119/yrAll Additional PaySee Total Pay Breakdown below

$136,794

 / yr
$90K$212K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Systems Engineer at National Security Agency is $136,794 per year. This number represents 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 base pay is $116,675 per year. The estimated additional pay is $20,119 per year. Additional pay could include bonus, stock, commission, profit sharing or tips. 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 Breakdown

$136,794

Total Pay

Pay TypePay EstimateMost Likely Range% of Total Pay
Base Pay
$116,675/yr$78K - $175K85.3%
Bonus
$3,961/yr$3K - $6K2.9%
Commission
$16,158/yr$12K - $23K11.8%

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$93K - $108K/yr
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$98K - $113K/yr
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Fort Meade, MD

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1-3 years

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National Security Agency Salary FAQs

The average salary for a Systems Engineer is $83,553 per year in United States, which is 38% lower than the average National Security Agency salary of $136,794 per year for this job.

The salary trajectory of a Systems Engineer ranges between locations and employers. The salary starts at $110,801 per year and goes up to $173,046 per year for the highest level of seniority.

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