Entry-Level Senior Systems Engineer Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Senior Systems Engineer earns an average salary of $82,655 per year.
Entry-Level Senior Systems Engineer Total Pay (?
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$62,305 - $108,126
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $82,655
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Entry-Level Senior Systems Engineer Total Pay (?
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$16.69 - $51.70
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,305 - $108,126  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,389  
Profit Sharing
$508 - $9,619  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$62,296 - $113,590  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 855
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.69 - $51.70  
   
Overtime
$24.89 - $51.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,389  
   
Profit Sharing
$508 - $9,619  
Total Pay (?
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).
)
$62,296 - $113,590  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 855
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Pay Difference By Location

San Jose
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San Diego
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Dallas
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Austin
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Boston
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National Average
$85,000
Fort Worth
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Senior Systems Engineer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Senior Systems Engineer in Greenville:
"Many Customers."
Everyone who asks you a question is a customer. Give them good service. The word will spread that you are easy to work with and have the answers. If you do not know the answers then find the person who does and stay on each issue until it is resolved.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Senior Systems Engineer Salaries

C++
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SQL
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Java
up arrow 6%
Linux
up arrow 4%
Matlab
up arrow 3%
VMware ESX
up arrow 3%
UNIX
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Requirements Analysis
0%
National Average
$85,000
Engineering Design
up arrow 1%
Systems Engineering
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Controls
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%
Project Management
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%
Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 6%
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