Senior Systems Engineer in Denver, Colorado Salary

Senior Systems Engineers in Denver, Colo. tend to be well-versed in their field, and somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $97K annually, but may range from $78K to $143K per year. Final cash compensation to Denver Senior Systems Engineers varies from around $78K to approximately $143K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $10K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most Senior Systems Engineers in Denver like their work and job satisfaction is high. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 86 percent of Denver Senior Systems Engineers are male. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and almost all collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$76,696 - $136,918
MEDIAN: $96,976

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$76,696 - $136,918  
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Profit Sharing
$503 - $9,933  
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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).
$77,565 - $143,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 123
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Lockheed Martin Corp offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $94K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $74K to $121K.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Systems Engineer

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

Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $79K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $94K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $101K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $120K.

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Experience Affects Senior Systems Engineer Salaries

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Skills That Affect Senior Systems Engineer Salaries

Project Management
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Storage Area Networking (SAN)
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Requirements Analysis
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Engineering Design
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National Average

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.


14 %
86 %

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%
medical benefits
Vision: 88%
dental benefits
None: 2%