Senior Systems Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Senior Systems Engineer is $96,257 per year.
Senior Systems Engineer Total Pay (?
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$72,063 - $133,288
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $96,256
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Senior Systems Engineer Total Pay (?
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$29.19 - $79.35
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MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$72,063 - $133,288  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,878  
Profit Sharing
$977 - $10,381  
Commission
$0.00 - $48,252  
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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$73,275 - $139,907  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 6,325
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$29.19 - $79.35  
   
Overtime
$26.63 - $75.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,878  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $48,252  
Profit Sharing
$977 - $10,381  
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).
)
$73,275 - $139,907  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 6,325
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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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Pay Difference By Location

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Experience Affects Senior Systems Engineer Salaries

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$99,000

Skills That Affect Senior Systems Engineer Salaries

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UNIX
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
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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: 5%
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