Senior Systems Developer Salary (United States)

A Senior Systems Developer earns an average salary of $86,285 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are C++ and UNIX.
Senior Systems Developer Total Pay (?
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$64,251 - $115,288
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MEDIAN: $86,285
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Senior Systems Developer Total Pay (?
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$20.61 - $63.02
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MEDIAN: $48.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$64,251 - $115,288  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,651  
Profit Sharing
$727 - $12,456  
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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$63,985 - $122,274  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 354
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.61 - $63.02  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $52.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,651  
   
Profit Sharing
$727 - $12,456  
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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$63,985 - $122,274  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 354
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Job Description for Senior Systems Developer

A senior systems developer ensures that all development projects meet business requirements, fulfill end user requirements, and resolve system issues. They are also responsible for reviewing and analyzing existing applications for effectiveness and efficiency, as well as developing strategies on how to improve them. Additionally, they develop standards and processes that nurture a productive environment for project development, as well as manage and provide direction for development teams while providing technical leadership to project managers and programmers. Senior systems developers must make sure that all projects are within budget limitations and completed on time.
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Senior Systems Developer Tasks
  • Assign tasks, responsibilities and deliverables for team members while monitoring progress.
  • Manage multiple projects at once to ensure that project objectives are exceeded on time.
  • Develop enhancements to existing systems.
  • Collaborate with other senior level developers to define and specify project needs.
  • Create databases and online reports to support project measurement and data analytics.

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Experience Affects Senior Systems Developer Salaries

National Average
$89,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Senior Systems Developer Salaries

C++
up arrow 14%
UNIX
up arrow 12%
Linux
up arrow 9%
C#
up arrow 5%
HTML
up arrow 1%
Java
up arrow 1%
Internet Information Server (IIS)
0%
Windows Operating System General Use
0%
Network Management / Administration
0%
National Average
$89,000
SQL
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 3%
Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 6%
Microsoft Access
up arrow 14%

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Gender

Female
19%
female alumni
 
Male
81%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 9%
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