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.

$75,068 - $168,619
$75K
$140K
$170K
MEDIAN: $135,303
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50%
90%

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$24.71 - $67.92
$25
$27
$68
MEDIAN: $26.90
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$75,068 - $168,619  
   
Bonus
$2,057 - $30,559  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $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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$71,876 - $185,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 225
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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
$2,057 - $30,559  
   
Profit Sharing
$986 - $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).
)
$71,876 - $185,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $140,185

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Key Stats for Senior Staff Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
30%
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Experience Affects Senior Staff Engineer Salaries

▲8%

▲3%

National Average
$140,000

Mid-Career
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼51%

Skills That Affect Senior Staff Engineer Salaries

Project Management
▲20%

Systems Engineering
▲4%

National Average
$140,000

Software Development
▼2%

Linux
▼7%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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