Senior Systems Engineer Salary in Denver, Colorado

Senior Systems Engineers in Denver take home approximately $96K annually on average. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. There are far more male Senior Systems Engineers in Denver, Colo. survey respondents than women, making up 86 percent. Nearly all enjoy medical while almost all get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to most. For the most part, Denver Senior Systems Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$76,382 - $137,445
MEDIAN: $96,371

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$77,181 - $141,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
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Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $74K to just $122K — but Lockheed Martin Corp offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $93K.

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

For many Senior Systems Engineers in Denver, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $79K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $94K. Denver Senior Systems Engineers bring in $99K after working for 10 to 20 years. Deeply experienced professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience haul in an ample $120K on average.

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Experience Affects Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

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

Systems Engineering
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Engineering Design
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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 19 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%
vision benefits Vision: 88% employee benefits None: 2%