Compensation for Senior Systems Engineers in Denver is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($102K). Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Senior Systems Engineers in Denver, Colo. enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn vision coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$85,432 - $140,531
MEDIAN: $102,080

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$88,490 - $150,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 63

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About Denver, Colorado

Denver County, Colorado
341,137 (50.0%)
341,408 (50.0%)
Denver (/ˈdɛnvər/), officially the City and County of Denver, is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado. Denver is located in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The Denver downtown district is located immediately east of the confluence of Cherry Creek with the South Platte River, approximately 12 mi (19 km) east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Denver is nicknamed the Mile-High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile (5,280 ft or 1,610 m) above sea level, making it one of the highest major cities in the United States. The 105th meridian west of Greenwich, the longitudinal reference for the Mountain Time Zone, passes directly through Denver Union Station. Denver is ranked as a Beta- world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. With a 2015 estimated...

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Systems Engineer

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

For Senior Systems Engineers in Denver, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Senior Systems Engineers in Denver, Colo. in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $94K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $100K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $109K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $131K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Senior Systems Engineer Salaries

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Skills That Affect Senior Systems Engineer Salaries

Requirements Analysis
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Project Management
up arrow 5%

Systems Engineering
up arrow 3%

Engineering Design
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Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
up arrow 1%

National Average

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Microsoft Word
up arrow 9%

VMware ESX
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Active Directory
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.


11 %
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
medical benefits
Vision: 88%
dental benefits
None: 4%