Senior Systems Engineer Salary in Denver, Colorado

Senior Systems Engineers in Denver take home approximately $97K per year on average. Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by almost all, and a large number earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men account for the majority of Denver Senior Systems Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 85 percent to be exact. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$76,886 - $138,779

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$76,886 - $138,779  
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$77,536 - $142,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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Pay for Senior Systems Engineers in Denver is the lowest at Lockheed Martin Corp, which has a median salary of $93K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $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.

Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Senior Systems Engineers in Denver, Colo. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $78K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $94K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $102K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $120K.

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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%