Entry-Level Senior Systems Engineer Salary

An Entry-Level Senior Systems Engineer earns an average salary of $87,886 per year.

$68,861 - $113,330
$69K
$88K
$110K
MEDIAN: $87,677
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$29.41 - $59.18
$29
$37
$59
MEDIAN: $36.71
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$68,861 - $113,330  
   
Bonus
$605 - $11,137  
Profit Sharing
$492.96 - $14,000  
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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$69,071 - $118,805  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 639
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$29.41 - $59.18  
   
Overtime
$31.13 - $62.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$605 - $11,137  
   
Profit Sharing
$492.96 - $14,000  
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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$69,071 - $118,805  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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Senior Systems Engineer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Senior Systems Engineer in Atlanta:
"Make your own way..."
In the military, career development and having a career plan was part of the overall growth perspective. In the civilian world, you must control and manage your own career progression. There is no set path, and the way one person advances is completely different from how you'll advance. Make your own plan, and stick to it.

Senior Systems Engineer in Mobile:
"You Can't Know What You Are Getting Into."
A career in IT means different things to different people. There is no way to know fully if you will like it, but remember there is a large customer service component of IT work, it isn't just fancy buttons and doo hickeys. No career is really permanent, but IT can become a long term career if you invest your time and energy to make it into the career you want it to be.

Senior Systems Engineer in Yonkers:
Consider yourself self-employed, regardless of how you are compensated for your work. Be professional and give the client or employer your best work but never give them your unquestioned trust.

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.

Key Stats for Senior Systems Engineer

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
42%
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Skills That Affect Senior Systems Engineer Salaries

C++ Programming Language
▲5%

C++
▲3%

Matlab
▲3%

Controls
▲2%

Engineering Design
▲1%

Systems Engineering
▼0%

National Average
$90,000

VMware ESX
▼2%

Requirements Analysis
▼3%

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
▼5%

Project Management
▼6%

Microsoft Office
▼7%

Linux
▼8%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼10%

Microsoft Word
▼10%

Microsoft Active Directory
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 6%
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