How much does a Chief Systems Engineer make? The average Chief Systems Engineer salary is $148,906 as of October 28, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $135,939 and $158,147. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Peraton - Chantilly , VA
Provide system engineering, requirements analysis and management, system integration and testing support to a variety of IC programs. Activities associated with this position are requirements ...
Peraton - 64 days ago
SAIC Corporation - Arlington , VA
Description SAIC is seeking a Chief Systems Engineer for SE modernization and research to join our team of qualified, diverse, and highly motivated individuals supporting the Office of the Under ...
Joblift GmbH (USD CPC) - 12 days ago
SAIC - Chantilly , VA
Systems Engineer Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Job Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time Minimum Clearance ... No Description SAIC is seeking an Ground Software Chief Engineer to fill a critical position. The ...
Recruitics REACH - 15 days ago
System Innovation - Alexandria , VA
Chief Systems Engineer in OUSD (R&E) System Innovation is seeking a Chief Systems Engineer . In this role, the candidate will provide full-time customer support (Alexandria, VA) in the Office of the ...
ZipRecruiter - 34 days ago
Deloitte - Falls Church , VA
... CIO services transformation. Systems Engineering professionals focus on key client issues that impact the core business by maximizing operational value, driving down the cost of quality, and ...
Dice.com - 26 days ago
The Systems Engineer / Full Stack Developer reports to the Chief Engineer and supports individual application teams within the portfolios. The Systems Engineer / Full Stack Developer will use his/her ...
ZipRecruiter - 1 day ago

Chief Systems Engineer Salary in Major Cities

This chart shows the salary comparison for Chief Systems Engineer between major cities. San Francisco City consistently ranks #1 as of October 28, 2020. Click on the chart to see the detail salary data for Chief Systems Engineer in each city.
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City Name Average Salary
San Francisco, CA $186,133
Washington, DC $165,762
Miami, FL $144,962
Chicago, IL $157,973
Boston, MA $167,773
New York, NY $179,134
Dallas, TX $147,938
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Average Base Salary

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Average Total Cash Compensation

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What is the average salary for Chief Systems Engineer in 2020?
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Chief Systems Engineer in the United States. The base salary for Chief Systems Engineer ranges from $135,939 to $158,147 with the average base salary of $148,906. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $146,142 to $182,592 with the average total cash compensation of $162,478.
Average Salary Average Salary Range
Base Salary $148,906 $135,939 - $158,147
Bonus $13,572 $10,203 - $24,445
Total Pay $162,478 $146,142 - $182,592
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What's the difference between Chief Systems Architect and Chief Systems Engineer?
According to our latest salary estimation on October 28, 2020. The average salary of Chief Systems Engineer is $148,906, and the average salary of Chief Systems Architect is $118,125. The average salary of Chief Systems Architect is lower than Chief Systems Engineer. ( 2020-10-28 salary.com )
I am a Chief Systems Engineer, which location’s salary is higher, Barnstable, MA or New Britain, CT?
New Britain, CT typically sees higher pay than Barnstable, MA for Chief Systems Engineer. a Chief Systems Engineer Salary in New Britain, CT is $160,820 as of October 28, 2020; a Chief Systems Engineer Salary in Barnstable, MA is $157,025 as of October 28, 2020. ( 2020-10-28 salary.com )
Why does the salary of a Chief Systems Engineer vary from city to city?
The cost of living is tied to salaries. If the expenses are higher in a particular city, then the wage level will be higher as well to afford the people can opportunity to live there. This is why you're always going to make more money in New York City for example, than in a small town. ( 2020-10-28 salary.com )
What are the Pay Factors for Chief Systems Engineer?
Salary ranges for a Chief Systems Engineer can vary widely, depending on the city and several other pay factors, including (but not limited to) education level, certifications, additional skills, and work experience. Click here to view Eight Factors That Can Affect Your Pay ( 2020-10-28 salary.com )
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Last Update: October 28, 2020