The average pay for a Senior Systems Engineer is $95,709 per year.
Senior Systems Engineer Total Pay (?
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$71,169 - $132,370
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MEDIAN: $95,708
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Senior Systems Engineer Total Pay (?
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$31.52 - $77.13
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MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$71,169 - $132,370  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,625  
Profit Sharing
$962 - $10,208  
Commission
$0.00 - $39,594  
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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$72,433 - $139,121  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 6,338
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$31.52 - $77.13  
   
Overtime
$26.82 - $75.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,625  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $39,594  
Profit Sharing
$962 - $10,208  
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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$72,433 - $139,121  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 6,338
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Job Description for Senior Systems Engineer
The senior systems engineer tends to involve more design and build-out work than an standard systems administrator position. While both jobs contain responsibilities for day-to-day administration and upkeep of servers and storage, a senior systems engineer will also have been the one who original designed the solution; this can range anywhere from choosing a server platform to details related to processors, RAM and network cards.
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Senior Systems Engineer Tasks
  • Install, configure and upgrade and enhancements to software/hardware/network systems.
  • May be responsible for designing a data contingency plan or data disaster recovery plan.
  • Oversee the planning, design and implementation of system engineering projects.
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Experience Affects Senior Systems Engineer Salaries

National Average
$99,000

Skills That Affect Senior Systems Engineer Salaries

UNIX
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Project Management
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$99,000
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Gender
Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
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Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
23%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 6%
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