How much does a Systems Engineer IV make in the United States? The average Systems Engineer IV salary in the United States is $131,587 as of August 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $118,906 and $145,387. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Systems Engineer IV Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Systems Engineer IV Salary $107,360 US August 27, 2023
25th Percentile Systems Engineer IV Salary $118,906 US August 27, 2023
50th Percentile Systems Engineer IV Salary $131,587 US August 27, 2023
75th Percentile Systems Engineer IV Salary $145,387 US August 27, 2023
90th Percentile Systems Engineer IV Salary $157,951 US August 27, 2023
25% $118,906 10% $107,360 90% $157,951 75% $145,387 $131,587 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description for Systems Engineer IV

Systems Engineer IV plans and designs an organization's systems infrastructure, including the implementation and design of hardware and software. Analyzes, develops, modifies, tests and maintains the system. Being a Systems Engineer IV verifies and validates systems and meets internal and external requirements. Diagnoses problems and provides recommendations for improvement on existing and new systems. Additionally, Systems Engineer IV typically requires a bachelor's degree or its equivalent. Typically reports to a manager. Systems Engineer IV is a specialist on complex technical and business matters. Work is highly independent. May assume a team lead role for the work group. To be a Systems Engineer IV typically requires 7+ years of related experience. (Copyright 2023 View full job description

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