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System engineer salary in Boston, MA

How much does a System Engineer make in Boston, MA?

Average base salary

as national average
Average $106,437
Low $64,667
High $175,187
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a system engineer is $106,437 per year in Boston, MA. 65 salaries reported, updated at September 21, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in Boston, MA

Years of experiencePer year
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for System Engineers in Boston, MA

  1. The Structures Company, LLC
    20 reviews5 salaries reported
    $190,604per year
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Highest paying cities for System Engineers near Boston, MA

  1. Westborough, MA
    $125,931 per year
    32 salaries reported
  2. Wilmington, MA
    $125,222 per year
    8 salaries reported
  3. Bedford, MA
    $111,542 per year
    13 salaries reported
  1. Boxborough, MA
    $110,266 per year
    50 salaries reported
  2. Woburn, MA
    $109,990 per year
    18 salaries reported
  3. Boston, MA
    $106,437 per year
    65 salaries reported
  1. Cambridge, MA
    $106,423 per year
    7 salaries reported
  2. Andover, MA
    $103,035 per year
    11 salaries reported
  3. Pittsfield, MA
    $87,741 per year
    55 salaries reported
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Where can a System Engineer earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for System Engineers

Most recommended skill

Rackspace(earn +21.94% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 15.85% since 2018. System Engineers with this skill earn +21.94% more than the average base salary, which is $106,437 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
201268increase by 68
2013383increase by 463.24%
2014588increase by 53.52%
2015183decrease by 68.88%
2016109decrease by 40.44%
201750decrease by 54.13%
201882increase by 64.00%
201995increase by 15.85%

Top companies hiring System Engineers with the recommended skill

Beth Israel Lahey Health
Palo Alto Networks
Aura Biosciences
Mass General Brigham
Delta Search Labs
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Top fields of study
Engineering Degree
Top certifications

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
150 jobs401
72 jobs107
56 jobs102
61 jobs115
781 jobs1,609
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Most common benefits for System Engineers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Free parking
  • Gym membership
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • On-site gym
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 851 ratings

62% of System Engineers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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Common questions about salaries for a System Engineer

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