Senior Systems Engineer Salary in Denver, Colorado

Denver Senior Systems Engineers can expect to earn an average of $97K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men account for the majority of Senior Systems Engineers in Denver who responded to the questionnaire — 85 percent to be exact. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn vision coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$76,886 - $138,779
MEDIAN: $97,162

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$76,886 - $138,779  
$0.00 - $15,033  
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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).
$77,536 - $144,815  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Systems Engineer in Denver, Colorado

Lockheed Martin Corp offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $93K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $74K to $122K.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Systems Engineer in Denver, Colorado

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

For many Denver Senior Systems Engineers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $78K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $94K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $103K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $119K on average.

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Experience Affects Senior Systems Engineer in Denver, Colorado Salaries

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Skills That Affect Senior Systems Engineer in Denver, Colorado Salaries

Project Management
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Requirements Analysis
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Storage Area Networking (SAN)
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VMware ESX
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National Average

Systems Engineering
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Office
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Engineering Design
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.


15 %
85 %

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: 96% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 88% employee benefits None: 2%