Senior Staff Engineer Salary

A Senior Staff Engineer earns an average salary of $135,303 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$77,398 - $169,074
$77K
$140K
$170K
MEDIAN: $135,877
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$24.71 - $67.92
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$68
MEDIAN: $26.90
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$77,398 - $169,074  
   
Bonus
$2,928 - $30,433  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $30,767  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$73,020 - $186,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 243
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$24.71 - $67.92  
   
Overtime
$25.27 - $48.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,928 - $30,433  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $30,767  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$73,020 - $186,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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Job Description for Senior Staff Engineer

Senior staff engineers must have at least a bachelor’s degree in engineering and four years of experience in the field, and many employers prefer those who also have a master's degree.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Staff Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Staff Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Staff Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 34 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Staff Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $127,000 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Senior Staff Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $152,000 based on 113 salaries. A Senior Staff Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $144,000 based on 72 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $141,593

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Key Stats for Senior Staff Engineer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Senior Staff Engineer Salaries

▲7%

▲2%

National Average
$142,000

Mid-Career
▼10%

Entry-Level
▼51%

Skills That Affect Senior Staff Engineer Salaries

Project Management
▲19%

Systems Engineering
▲3%

National Average
$142,000

Software Development
▼3%

Linux
▼8%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
vision benefits
Vision: 85%
no benefits
None: 2%
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