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Entry-Level Senior Systems Engineer Salary

An Entry-Level Senior Systems Engineer earns an average salary of $83,278 per year.

$63,092 - $107,990
(Median)
$63K
$83K
$110K
MEDIAN: $83,277
10%
50%
90%

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$16.81 - $52.41
(Median)
$17
$37
$52
MEDIAN: $36.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,092 - $107,990  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,137  
Profit Sharing
$613 - $9,298  
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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$62,667 - $112,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 879
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.81 - $52.41  
   
Overtime
$26.01 - $52.20  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,137  
   
Profit Sharing
$613 - $9,298  
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).
)
$62,667 - $112,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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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 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.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Senior Systems Engineer Salaries

C++
up arrow 7%

SQL
up arrow 7%

Java
up arrow 4%

Matlab
up arrow 3%

VMware ESX
up arrow 2%

National Average
$85,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Linux
up arrow 2%

Controls
up arrow 2%

Systems Engineering
up arrow 3%

Requirements Analysis
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 5%

Project
up arrow 7%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 154 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 6%
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