Senior Systems Engineer in Denver, Colorado Salary

The majority of Senior Systems Engineers in Denver, Colo. — a little under three-quarters — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $78K to $143K per year, and the median is $97K annually. In the world of Senior Systems Engineers in Denver, total cash compensation can vary between $78K and $143K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $15K and $10K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Denver Senior Systems Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 86 percent to be exact. 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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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Systems Engineer

Lockheed Martin Corp offers the least pay with a median salary of $94K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $121K.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Systems Engineer

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

Senior Systems Engineers in Denver generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $94K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $79K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $101K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $120K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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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%